HomeIn the NewsWhy Enrollments Are Up – The Value of a Southern Degree

Why Enrollments Are Up – The Value of a Southern Degree

Connecticut’s Morning Buzz host Natasha Lubczenko recently sat down with Julie Edstrom, vice president of Enrollment Management, and Nilvio Perez, director of First Year Admissions, on the WTNH news and talk program. Their discussion shed light on the surge in admissions applications that Southern has seen for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Perez said, “Southern has a long-standing commitment to providing access to a quality education,” attributing the spike in applications to recent upgrades in campus facilities, strategic partnerships, and affordability initiatives. “Our academic departments boast distinctive accreditations, garnering national recognition for our programs,” he said. “Moreover, our students immerse themselves in a vibrant campus life, participating in clubs, athletics, and artistic pursuits. And let’s not forget affordability; we maintain one of the lowest tuition rates in Connecticut.”

Edstrom highlighted the university’s collaborative efforts with regional schools, particularly the Early College program. This initiative empowers high school students to earn college credits, facilitating a seamless transition to higher education. Perez underscored Southern’s popular degree programs, including those in the College of Health and Human Services, and a unique offering: the Public Utilities Management program, the sole program of its kind on the entire East Coast.

The conversation also delved into transfer opportunities and emphasized the significance of completing the FAFSA for accessing financial aid.

Click here to watch the full interview.


Most Popular