RELEASED: Jan. 31, 2001
DANVILLE, KY - Noelle Groves of Lancaster, Ohio, was featured in a national profile just published by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).
Of America's 1,600 independent colleges and universities only six, including Centre, were chosen to provide either a teacher, student, or alum to be featured in a representative profile.
Noelle, a sophomore international relations and government major at Centre, was featured along with three other students from private colleges or universities, a professor, and a working professional alumna.
Noelle's profile illustrated the affordability of education at independent schools. "I'm from an average middle-class family, and my parents cringed at the idea of private college because of cost," she says. "But through scholarships and grants, last year the entire amount we paid was less than $3,000, which is phenomenally lower than at a state school."
In addition to affordability, the national profile describes the diversity, flexibility and personal attention that characterizes education at independent schools.
The publication was produced in collaboration with the NAICU and the Foundation for Independent Higher Education to expand the understanding and support of America's 1,600 independent colleges and universities.
Founded in 1819, Centre is ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the country's top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Centre leads all colleges and universities in the percentage of alumni who give annual financial support.
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