Philippi, W.Va. – Affordable Schools has named Alderson Broaddus University in the top 30 schools reversing the rise in tuition.
In July, 2011, Alderson Broaddus University implemented an affordability initiative under President Richard Creehan. The initiative included tuition and comprehensive fees freeze through 2015. This four year freeze was intended to benefit the student population, 99% of which receives financial aid.
“In President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address, he looked right in the camera and spoke directly to college presidents,” said Dr. Creehan. “He said, ‘States need to do their part, by making higher education a higher priority in their budgets, but colleges and universities have to do their part by working to keep costs down.’ He then put college presidents ‘on notice,’ stating, “If you can’t stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from taxpayers will go down. Higher education can’t be a luxury -– it is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford.’ We at Alderson Broaddus had taken notice an entire year before President Obama’s address, and we are proud to say we have answered the call successfully.”
To further support its students, Alderson Broaddus also restructured time-to-degree completion, helping students earn a four-year degree in four years. The financial aid office helped by capping student loans, decreasing the amount of debt the average college student inherits after graduation.
Affordable Schools is a leading higher education resource that helps adults of all ages and backgrounds obtain a high quality education while avoiding huge college costs. Its goal is to help students make smart, higher education choices.
With college tuition now %1000 higher than in the last 30 years, Affordable Schools took on the task of ranking 30 colleges breaking the tuition hyperinflation trend by either lowering the cost of tuition or putting a freeze on tuition. To view the complete list, visit: affordableschools.net/
Alderson Broaddus University has also been named one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South by the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, as well as ranked 40th overall best online Bachelor of Science in nursing program in the nation by CollegeChoice.net. ABU was the only non-profit school ranked in the state of West Virginia.
In 2013, ABU was named as the #2 college in the state of West Virginia for best lifetime return on investment by Affordable Colleges Online, today’s #1 resource for college affordability and financial aid information.