Updated: Friday, 02 Nov 2012, 4:04 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 02 Nov 2012, 4:04 PM EDT
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Harrison College ( http://www.harrison.edu ), a private sector college serving more than 4,500 students at 14 campuses in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and Online, announced today a groundbreaking tuition reduction plan that will go into effect at the beginning of the college’s Winter Term in January 2013. New and current students in nine selected programs will receive a 10 percent reduction in the cost of their tuition. Because Harrison College already has a Tuition Freeze program, students will be locked into the reduced tuition rate until their graduation.
“A lot of people are expressing their concerns about the rising cost of higher education in this country, and we share that concern,” Dr. Dennis A. Trinkle, Harrison College Provost and Chief Academic Officer, said. “We decided now is the time to move past the discussion stage and take action. Harrison College was at the forefront in 2006 in instituting a Tuition Freeze program. We’re taking the lead again in 2012, going a step further by actually reducing tuition.”
The programs impacted by the 10 percent tuition reduction are:
Trinkle said that the programs that were chosen for tuition reduction have been identified as areas that provide training for careers that will help drive the state’s economy in the coming years. “We know, for example, that there are hundreds of jobs available today in Health Informatics that are going unfilled because Hoosiers lack the education to fill those jobs,” Trinkle said. “And that thousands of Logistics jobs are projected to become available in the next five years. We want to do our part to make sure Indiana’s workforce is appropriately educated so that we can keep those jobs in the state and, hopefully, help attract new employers to Indiana.”
For more information about Harrison College’s tuition reduction program, visit www.harrison.edu/TuitionReductionProgram .
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