Raleigh, NC, April 20, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will freeze housing and board for the 2013-2014 academic year at the same level of the current academic calendar. The decision was made in an effort to monitor costs and provide students with a viable access to higher education. For students enrolling in fall 2013, standard housing will remain at $6,186 and the standard 14-meal plan will remain at $2,814. The housing and board freeze follows the institutions previous announcement in 2012 to freeze tuition for the 2013-2014 academic calendar, which marks the second consecutive year for William Peace University. Tuition will remain at $23,700. The tuition, housing and board freeze reflects the same amount it cost for students attending William Peace University since the 2012-2013 academic year, which marked a 7.73 percent reduction instituted in fall 2012.
The 2012-2013 academic year has proven to be a year of significant growth for William Peace University, with enrollment figures totaling 791 students, an increase of 9 percent from the previous year. New student enrollment increased by 82 percent in the 2012-2013 academic year, and to date the university has an 80 percent increase on deposits for the 2013-2014 academic year compared to the previous year. Continuing in its commitment to offer affordability and higher learning access to all students, the university’s tuition, housing and board freeze takes place in the midst of countless institutions across the state of North Carolina and the nation who have recently announced increases in tuition, room and board.
The ability to freeze tuition, housing and board in the state of our current economy comes from the focus of William Peace University’s Board of Trustees on controlling institutional costs overall, much of which came from the cost savings program implemented in 2011. William Peace University has implemented refined internal processes and environmental initiatives such as recycling more materials and becoming more energy efficient in an effort to decrease expenses.
“William Peace University’s ongoing commitment to higher education has been centered on three guiding principles – affordability, accessibility and accountability – as we truly believe that each of these play an integral role in providing students with the education they rightfully deserve,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “It is our primary focus to equip students for their professional career, but the only way to ensure that it takes place is by establishing a system that addresses the financial considerations of students today. Our economy is improving, but is still a challenge for most Americans. We hope that the tuition, housing and board freeze will better assist students throughout the learning process.”
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William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all-women's college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor's students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women's institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university's graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.
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