College Listed Nationally for Dollar Value of Education
Brunswick, GA – The College of Coastal Georgia continues to be one of the nation’s best values in higher education, according to the list posted by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department of Education released the College Affordability and Transparency lists today.
In the rankings of public, four-year or above schools with lowest tuition and lowest net price, compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics, the College of Coastal Georgia is in the most affordable 10%.
During the 2010-2011 academic year, Coastal Georgia’s tuition was less than half of the national average of $6,669 for public, four-year or above schools. The College’s net cost continued to make Coastal Georgia one of the best values in Georgia and was well below the national average of $10,471 for public, four-year or above schools. Beginning in Fall 2012, tuition and fees for in-state, full-time students at Coastal Georgia will be approximately $4,400 annually.
“In these troublesome economic times, the College of Coastal Georgia is firmly committed to providing a quality educational experience for our students,” College President Dr. Valerie Hepburn said. “Our 2012 Commencement speaker, Pete Correll, told our graduates that a college education is the ticket to get in the door. As he put it, ‘It will not ensure success, but without it, you have little chance.’ Our objective is to provide high-quality at an affordable price so that students across Georgia will have their chance to earn first rate degree in the most beautiful region of the state.”
“We are truly fortunate that the College Foundation, our alumni, and our community partners are supportive and committed to maintaining affordability through their generous support of scholarships and other programs to assist our deserving students,” she concluded.
College Affordability and Transparency Lists determine the average net price by subtracting the average amount of grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (based on the lower in-state or in-district rate), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
The 2012 College Affordability and Transparency Lists are posted in the College Affordability and Transparency Center linked to the College Navigator website (http://collegecost.ed.gov/) and accessible to the public. This is the second year for list publication, in accordance with the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act. The data in this years report is based on Fall 2010 and Spring 2011.
|Release Date: 6/12/2012|
Source: College of Coastal Georgia