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Right-size tuition

In line with traditional higher education practices, Albright College has historically raised tuition on average 4 percent each year, significantly outpacing the growth of median family income. It’s a practice that does not align with the college’s commitment to educating students of academic promise for success in lives and careers. With this commitment driving the college’s actions, Albright will break from its traditional model beginning with the 2019-20 academic year, and will rightsize its tuition by reducing it 45 percent, from $44,206 to $24,500.


Fashion Merchandising degree in 3 years

Simple math in fashion

Students maintaining a 3.0 GPA can now earn an Albright Bachelor of Arts degree in fashion merchandising in as little as three years. Named one of the top private fashion merchandising schools in the nation by Fashion-Schools.org, Albright offers a Summer Studio for fashion-interested high school students July 28 through August 1, 2019.

READ UP

Get a glimpse into Dr. Samira Mehta’s upcoming book, “God Bless the Pill: Contraception and Sexuality in Tri-Faith America,” through her co-authored Washington Post Op-Ed: “For decades, women on the Pill suffered. They didn’t have to.” – Feb. 7, 2019

Number fourteen

Albrightians penned 35 Best of Berks profiles in Berks County Living’s December 2018 issue

BONUS:

Alumni entrepreneurs, Julianne Cleaver ’01 and Ben Franco ’06 were celebrated as Best of Berks winners.

Berks County Living, Best of Berks

Open-source
Latino experience

With the help of student Allison Ulaky ’20, Spanish faculty members Lennie Amores, Ph.D., and Janice E. Rodríguez, M.A., developed Nuestra comunidad Latina — an open-source (textbook-free) educational resource that explores the Latino experience in the United States. More than just verbs and vocabulary, the resource is designed to help students engage with the Latino community.

Latino food

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$20,000

Funding via the BB&T Economic Fund of Berks County Community Foundation was awarded to students and staff of Northeast Middle School in  December, advancing Albright’s 13th Street Educational Partnership STEM initiatives. The 13th Street Educational Partnership promotes volunteerism for  Albright students as mentors, tutors and classroom assistants at local Reading Schools.

Number eighty

Number of Albright students who volunteered at 13th & Union Elementary and Northeast Middle School last semester.

Online certifications

In addition to an online certificate in addiction studies, Albright’s School of Professional Studies now offers certification in digital marketing and sales, an online accelerated degree in organizational behavior/applied psychology and online degrees in PreK-4, secondary and special education.

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