MIAMI, June 8 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — At a critical moment in higher education, when other colleges are capping enrollment due to financial constraints, St. Thomas University is extending Fall 2009 Undergraduate and Graduate registration deadlines. An easy transfer process is now in place to take those students facing cutbacks from local colleges.
“We have added new classes for next academic year at a moment when other universities are undergoing drastic cuts in curriculum and laying off employees,” says St. Thomas School of Business Dean Jose Antonio Villamil. “A new B.A. in Economics is developing business leadership skills in students entering a number of fields – from healthcare and trade, to sports management, banking and other industries – and our sports administration degrees still enjoy national recognition,” adds Villamil, who has been positively expanding St. Thomas University’s relationship with Miami-Dade College and exploring articulation agreements to maximize resources from private and public education.”
Other financial aid measures have recently been taken at STU to address students’ economic hardships. Summer tuition was reduced to 40%. And in response to the shortage of Hispanics and other minorities who have completed baccalaureate degrees in science and math, St. Thomas established the Science Fellows program in 2008. The funded program allows qualifying high school students and those with an associate degree from Miami-Dade College in science and math to receive a financial aid program equivalent to a scholarship. The Fellows Program is research-based, something that makes St. Thomas University stand-out from other higher education players who require a four-year degree to engage in undergraduate research in the sciences.
“New online degrees in Professional Studies are now offered to meet the needs of the nontraditional undergraduate student,” says University Chief Marketing Officer Marivi Prado. “There are numerous employment opportunities in the healthcare industry as well as in the public sector. Our new undergraduate and graduate online programs will enable our young community of professionals to advance despite their busy work schedules.”
For additional information, please contact Marivi Prado, Chief Marketing Officer for St. Thomas University at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.474.6880.
SOURCE St. Thomas University