As many colleges throughout the country and the state of Delaware are raising tuition, Wesley College announces an undergraduate tuition freeze for the 2018-2019 school year. In addition to a tuition freeze, Wesley will not raise residence hall costs for the upcoming school year.
“Wesley College is committed to remaining an affordable choice as colleges across the nation are increasing the cost to attend,” said Wesley Vice President of Enrollment Management Christopher Dearth. “As such, we will not raise undergraduate tuition, or room costs for the 2018-2019 school year. Wesley will continue to provide significant financial aid and scholarships to our students in an effort to help them reach their educational goals.”
Currently ninety-eight percent of full-time Wesley students receive financial aid comprised of scholarships, institutional grants, federal and state grants, student loans, work-study, and on-campus employment. The value of that support is more than $42 million annually.
In spite of the planned tuition freeze, campus improvements are in the works and include a substantial food service renovation project that will completely upgrade and expand current dining services to students.
Wesley is consistently ranked in US News and World Report as a “Best College” and has been recognized as a “hidden gem” by College Raptor Inc. The new master of occupational therapy (MOT) degree is the only such program in a sixty mile radius and continues to thrive. Wesley College’s Nursing Department is celebrating 50 years of nursing excellence including having secured the highest student pass rate in the state of Delaware for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs continue to garner national praise and attention as Wesley students are publishing papers, presenting seminars and posters and participating in undergraduate research.
“The College is continuing to grow and compete for students,” said Wesley President, Robert E. Clark II. “An increasing number of Delaware students are choosing to attend Wesley, and we are committed to ensuring access and affordability to all those with a dream of bettering themselves and their community with a college education.”