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SOURCE Palo Alto University

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to offering Bachelor degree programs which provide unique advantages to their students, Palo Alto University is way ahead of the rest.

Top Results for Palo Alto University Students
Palo Alto University, a not for profit institution, offers two years bachelor degree programs to students who have completed their General Education requirements at their local community colleges.  An impressive 78% of these transferred students have completed Bachelor's degrees at PAU, with 92% of the students finishing in less than two years.

In contrast, the national graduation rate data are:

  • Six years after starting at a four-year college, 58% of students graduated with Bachelor's degrees.
  • Students who started at community colleges were much less likely to graduate. After starting at a two-year community college, only 11% of students graduated with Bachelor's degrees.

National Centre for Education Statistics:  (National Center for Education Statistic source: Snyder, T. D., & Dillon, S. A. (2013). Digest of Educational Statistics 2012 (NCES 2014-015).

Groundbreaking Tuition Stabilization Program
As students study with PAU, they can take advantage of the Tuition Stabilization Program in addition to established federal student aid programs.

How does it work?

  • Over the last thirty years, the average university tuition rate has risen by more than 250%.
  • CSU's and UC's continue to increase their tuition costs on an annual basis.

The Tuition Stabilization Program automatically freezes students' tuition rate for the duration of their bachelor degree programs, which means that fees are guaranteed not to rise during the length of their study.

Everything on Schedule
At PAU, classes run like clockwork. Students working towards a two-year degree will find that all their classes are pre-scheduled for the duration of their studies. This means they can have effective forward-planning, scheduling conflicts are avoided, and there are no waiting lists or late graduations because a student was unable to get into a class.

Size Matters
Across the United States, students are being packed into large classrooms with other students. PAU is committed to small class sizes (20 to 35 students is the norm). PAU firmly believes that the smaller the group, the more interaction and quality time students can have with their professors and fellow students. This leads to a great educational benefit.

To find out more about this, please visit the Palo Alto University website

CONTACT: Helena Ting, Ed.D., VP of Community Development, Palo Alto University, Hting@paloaltou.edu, 650-520-3451


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