1. Latest News
  2. Submit Press Release
  1. PR Home
  2. Latest News
  3. Feeds
  4. Alerts
  5. Submit Free Press Release
  6. Journalist Account
  7. PRNewswire Distribution

Richard Bland College at 200% of Last Year’s Applications

The Petersburg-based two-year residential College bucks downward trend in college applications nationwide thanks to affordability, program offerings and transfer options

 
PRLog - Apr. 16, 2014 - PETERSBURG, Va. -- While many colleges nationwide are reporting a decrease in college application numbers this spring, Richard Bland College of William & Mary announced today that they are at 200% of last year’s applications to date. Richard Bland, the Commonwealth’s premiere residential two-year College located in Petersburg, has received 1050 applications as of April 10, while the same time a year ago they had just over 500.

“In today’s market, colleges focused on saving students time and money are thriving,” says Dr. Debbie L. Sydow, President of Richard Bland College. “Tightening up transfer pathways, adding STEM and other relevant academic program options, enhancing public and private partnerships–it’s all about prioritizing our students and their success. I’m happy to see the application rate reflect that we’re heading in the right direction.”

Since 2013, Richard Bland College has finalized guaranteed transfer agreements with most public and private universities in Virginia. They rejoined the National Junior College Athletic Association and added sports like basketball, cheerleading, soccer and track while most schools are removing them. Richard Bland also established duel enrollment programs with schools like Fork Union Military Academy, encouraging students to get a head start on a four-year degree. Combined with affordability, a reputation for academic excellence and a William & Mary brand, it’s no wonder Richard Bland College has seen such growth in applicants.

Click here to learn more about Richard Bland College. To apply visit RBC.edu/apply.

About Richard Bland College

Richard Bland College of William & Mary is a selective, residential, two-year College that provides a rich learning experience at a reasonable cost for students preparing for transfer to highly ranked colleges and universities. Richard Bland students rate our professors among the best in the region, yet tuition and fees are among the lowest. The academically rigorous programs are grounded in the liberal arts tradition of The College of William & Mary. The College boasts NJCAA intercollegiate athletics, signature programs, and a small and diverse student population of 1,500 on a picturesque 750-acre campus located just outside historic Petersburg, Virginia. For more information, visit www.rbc.edu.

Contact
Madison+Main
***@madisonmain.com

--- End ---

Click to Share

Contact Email:
***@madisonmain.com Email Verified
Source:www.rbc.edu
City/Town:Petersburg - Virginia - United States
Industry:Education
Tags:Richard Bland College, william mary, applications, increase, junior college
Shortcut:prlog.org/12310913
Disclaimer:   Issuers of the press releases are solely responsible for the content of their press releases. PRLog can't be held liable for the content posted by others.   Report Abuse

Latest Press Releases By “

More...

Trending News...



  1. SiteMap
  2. Privacy Policy
  3. Terms of Service
  4. Copyright Notice
  5. About
  6. Advertise
Like PRLog?
9K2K1K
Click to Share