PRESS RELEASE – Monroe College, a leading United States institution focusing on urban and international education, has announced that it will reduce tuition by 20 percent for students earning degrees on its St. Lucia campus as of the upcoming semester starting in September.
For additional information, prospective students and current students are asked to call 456-3214.
The reduction in tuition combined with a new location for its campus is part of Monroe College’s continued commitment to providing affordable access to higher education for St. Lucia and Caribbean students.
Monroe will continue to allow students on its St. Lucia campus to study at its New York campuses for two semesters at the St. Lucia tuition rate.
“Our decision to reduce tuition by 20 percent for students studying on our St. Lucia campus is largely reflective of our ongoing efforts to ensure that students have access to a quality, but affordable education,” said Alex Ephrem, Senior Vice President of Monroe College.
“We have maintained a strong presence on the island for the past eight years, offering students degrees in subjects that are relevant to the needs of St. Lucia and the wider Caribbean nations, while providing them comparable academic and personal support they would find at our U.S. campuses.”
Additionally, Monroe will also transition to a new campus location at Vide Bouteille close to the Castries Airport in September of this year. The current campus is located on Barnard Hill.
Monroe’s St. Lucia campus currently offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Hospitality Management, Computer Information Systems, and Public Health. Monroe’s full array of degree programs are offered online and students have an option of taking both online and on campus courses. The campus is home to approximately 300 students from St. Lucia and the surrounding Caribbean islands; another 200 students from the region attend the college’s NY campuses each year.
Having established a campus in St. Lucia in 2007, Monroe is actively involved in the local community. In May 2014, Monroe hosted a Caribbean Leadership Forum in St. Lucia on crime reduction strategies, attended by St. Lucia’s Prime Minister, senior police officials, criminal justice experts and other human services personnel from around the Caribbean.
Last June, students from Monroe College’s School of Hospitality Management won the annual Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Students Colloquium Championship for their tourism sustainability idea.
The college has also sponsored the National Schools Science Fair for the past seven years and provides free, credit-bearing college courses to successful local high school students through its Jumpstart Program.
Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation.
The St. Lucia campus, established in 2007, offers students from the Caribbean a broad array of on campus and online learning opportunities through programs offered through Monroe’s Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions. Caribbean-based students are also eligible to attend the college’s campuses in New York for two semesters at the same cost as St. Lucia tuition.
For more information and admissions criteria, please visit www.monroecollege.edu or call 456-3200.