WWU recognized for providing high quality education at affordable price
|6/10/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
William Woods University has been recognized for providing high quality education at an affordable price. The College Database has released its list of the top Missouri colleges with the highest financial return on investment.
WWU was one of five private not-for-profit schools recognized. In addition, 11 public universities and one private for-profit institution made the list.
This distinction stems from a new metric created by the College Database. Schools on the list have annual tuition rates below $20,000, and new graduates who earn more than $30,000 per year, on average. WWU students enter the workforce earning an estimated $32,400 per year after graduation, ranking it among the most financially effective of all Missouri post-secondary schools.
“We knew we were doing a good job of keeping our costs low and preparing our students well for careers and life after college, but it is always nice to be recognized for our accomplishments,” Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, WWU president, said.
“What the College Database did not take into account is our LEAD program, which makes a William Woods education even more affordable. LEAD rewards students with a $5,000 tuition reduction each year for attending lectures, art openings, educational events, theatre productions, leadership workshops and athletic competition,” she explained.
LEAD is designed to expand students’ interests and enrich their university experience. It is available to any student, regardless of financial need, who agrees to make the commitment to campus and community involvement.
With the cost of college a concern for many families, it's important for students to find a school that produces successful, well-paid graduates. Therefore, it's equally important to recognize the colleges and universities that offer both quality and affordable post-secondary options.
The College Database is a free, non-commercial website dedicated to providing current and future post-secondary students and their families with accurate and valuable college- and career-related information. The College Database uses only the most highly respected, authoritative data sets from the federal government and the Carnegie Foundation.
“A very well deserved ‘Congratulations’ to William Woods University! And a huge thank you for being an affordable educational option for thousands of students,” said Katrina Silberstein, managing director, Communication and Partnerships, the College Database.
May 2013 William Woods University graduates participate in the Ivy Ceremony, knowing they have received a high quality education at an affordable price.