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Greensboro College Defines the Path to Access, Affordability, Degree Completion and Career Readiness

October 15, 2018 11:03 am
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Top 20 Southern regional college to realign tuition and financial aid programs and enhance curriculum, campus and career services. 


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College, named one of the Top 20 Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges, is taking intentional action to improve the accessibility and affordability of a private college education while simultaneously enhancing its curriculum, campus, and resources to advance degree completion and career readiness.

Beginning in the fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year, tuition and fees for undergraduate students will decrease from $30,440 to $18,500 – before financial aid is applied.

“We believe that everyone deserves access to the type of education we offer,” said President Lawrence D. Czarda, Ph.D. “At Greensboro College, the learning is personal and experiential, with one-on-one attention and individual support for every student.”

All new undergraduate students for Fall 2019 will receive the realigned tuition price and financial aid package. All current students returning for the 2018-2019 school year will be given a choice: stick to their current financial-aid package, or accept a new package built around the realigned tuition and restructured financial aid and/or scholarships.

While tuition is decreasing, Greensboro College is increasing investment in its curriculum, campus, career services and degree-completion services.

“We’ve done the research, and we listened,” Czarda said. “We know what students and families want most from their college education: access, affordability, degree completion and career readiness. Everything we’re doing allows us to deliver on those priorities.”

The college’s award-winning faculty are always examining and evolving the liberal-arts curriculum, offering programs to address society’s most relevant needs, including majors in Health Sciences, Exercise and Sport Studies, Urban Ecology, and Human Development and Family Science, as well as concentrations such as Digital Music Production and Human Factors Psychology. These programs are offered in addition to traditionally strong liberal-arts majors such as English, education, business administration, and more.

“We’re building on the foundation of our liberal-arts education – critical thinking, analysis, and communication – with programs that are attuned to our evolving society,” said Paul Leslie, senior vice president and chief academic officer.

Greensboro College is also working with partners at every level — in the city of Greensboro, in the Triad, across the state of North Carolina, across the country and around the world — to expand experiential learning and service opportunities for students, here in Greensboro and through study-away and other programs. Already about 99% of Greensboro College students complete at least one internship or practicum before graduation.

In addition to expanding curriculum, Greensboro College’s historic campus is undergoing key enhancements. Construction is underway on a new athletic training center, a new student center, enhanced dining services, air conditioning in Hanes Gymnasium, and the First Citizens Bank Global Communication Center, which will enable students to produce multimedia-rich projects for courses across the curriculum using state-of-the-art software. The first phase is scheduled to open this fall.

The college’s initiative is being bolstered by a $1.93 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to carry out recommendations of the college’s Degree Completion Task Force to increase the percentage of students who earn their degrees within four years.

Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro’s thriving business and entertainment district, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 18-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at https://www.greensboro.edu/definingthepath.

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