LEWES, Del.- You cannot enroll yet, but a four-year college is coming to Sussex County. By September of 2014, the American College Delaware is hoping to be educating people in the Lewes or Milton area.
So what if the streets of Lewes were filled with college students?
"There's nothing else except Salisbury and Dover, so this would be central to lower Delaware and it would probably have a pretty good drawing," said Laurie Nosworthy.
Sabatino Maglione added, "If you really think about the university system here in the U.S., it provides its own kind of economic opportunities to all the communities in which this college would exist."
Donald Ross, the president of the Arc American University, which established American College Dublin, wants to build the American College of Delaware somewhere in eastern Sussex County.
"It has always attracted students from other countries to work- they all enjoy the tranquility of the area, so close to Washington, Baltimore and even New York," Ross said. "The historic sites are close, so the students coming from Europe and South America, it's a great place to have an experience of the history of this country."
Ross is looking at several pieces of land for the college, ranging from 40 to 100 acres in size. There is no word yet on exactly where the college will be located, but Ross said the college would give the county an economic boost.
"The jobs, as well as construction facilities, economics of students who come from all over the world and be here or nine months of the year spending money," Ross said. He projects the annual tuition to be about $15,000.
Ross founded Wilmington College in 1967, which is now Wilmington University. He also opened Lynn University in Florida and the American College Dublin in Ireland.
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