RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 15, 2014 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just two years after announcing a 12.5 percent reduction in tuition and fees and capping costs through May 2015, Cabrini College is introducing new undergraduate and graduate programs, and forging partnerships with Philadelphia medical and dental schools and area elementary and high schools.
Chief among new programs is a four-year degree in Digital Communication and Social Media. One of only a few in the area, Cabrini's Social Media major meets the growing demand for employees skilled in marketing through social media. Other new undergraduate programs are International Business, a Health Sciences track in Biology, and a 4+1 program leading to both bachelor's and master's degrees in Accounting.
Through new partnerships with Philadelphia area universities, Cabrini students can earn bachelor's and doctoral degrees in dentistry, pharmacy and physical therapy—all in one year less than a traditional timeframe. Students complete three years of undergraduate studies at Cabrini before continuing at the partner universities. The partnerships are with:
- Temple University (Dentistry, 3+4)
- Thomas Jefferson University (Pharmacy, 3+4)
- Widener University (Physical therapy, 3+3)
On the graduate level, Cabrini is expanding its traditionally strong offerings in Education to include new certifications in Pre-K to Grade 8 Special Education and in K-12 Administration. The College's Master of Science in Leadership program has added tracks in civic and non-profit leadership to the existing program in organizational leadership.
These new programs come on the heels of a significant reduction in undergraduate costs at Cabrini. The College reduced undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2012-13 academic year by 12.5 percent, froze tuition at the new lower level for the current academic year, and has pledged to maintain competitive tuition costs in the future.
In addition to new programs, Cabrini has formed new partnerships with area schools Archbishop Carroll, Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast high schools, and St. Frances Cabrini Regional School in Philadelphia, adding to long-standing partnerships with The Woodlynde School and the Academy in Manayunk. Junior and senior students from Cabrini's partner high schools can take reduced-rate classes online, at Cabrini College, or at the high schools, earning up to 21 college credits.
For more information about Cabrini College, visit www.cabrini.edu.