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7-28-15 Washington Adventist University is Named in the Top 100 “Most Affordable Colleges East of the Mississippi”
by Donna Bigler
Takoma Park, MD (July 9, 2015) A new ranking offered by the Great Value Colleges website names Washington Adventist University in the top 100 “Most Affordable Colleges East of the Mississippi.” The criteria used to develop the rankings include total cost of attendance, return on investment, availability of financial aid and assistance, and degrees that offer economic success.
The Great Value Colleges website states that “We want to be the resource of choice acting as the provider of accurate and pertinent information about the best ‘bang for your buck,’ high return-on-investment, top-quality colleges and universities that may be right for you.”
Washington Adventist University (WAU) ranks 95th on the list of 100 schools, based on net price. More than 400 traditional four-year colleges were evaluated. All have fewer than 4,000 students and are located east of the Mississippi River.
According to the Great Value Colleges site, Washington Adventist University “ranks highly in educational rigor as well as college affordability. This Christian liberal arts school offers degree programs in everything from Biology to Business, as well as a strong study abroad program sponsored by Adventist Colleges Abroad. WAU students can pursue their degree around the world in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Spain, augmenting their education with a new perspective on the world.”
Washington Adventist University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Adventist Accrediting Association, and approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
For more information, go to www.wau.edu, call 800-835-4212 or email email@example.com.
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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County, Maryland's only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. A total of 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s eight graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.