Sunday, October 5, 2014
Extending Affordability, Excellence | RWU Law
An 18% tuition reduction to $30,000 has yielded a nearly 25% increase in first year enrollments for Roger Williams, the law school on the Narragansett Bay in Bristol, RI. The numbers worked - with the increased enrollment yielding a strong net gain. - gwc
Extending Affordability, Excellence | RWU Law:
"BRISTOL, R.I., Oct. 2, 2014 – With the number of first-year students up 24 percent since last fall – despite an admissions climate characterized by sharply shrinking enrollments at law schools across the country – Roger Williams University School of Law has pledged to continue its Affordable Excellence initiative to confront increasing costs, rising debt and the job-readiness of graduates, among the most pressing challenges facing legal education today. For RWU Law students, the continuation of Affordable Excellence – first implemented for the current 2014-15 academic year – means the 18-percent tuition reduction (to $33,792) now extends through 2015-16, along with the school’s three-year tuition guarantee. Together, the reduction and guarantee translate to some $30,426 in saving over the course of three years, compared to the previous model. The ultimate outcome is lower debt loads for students – an important step forward in an environment where the availability of law jobs nationwide has"
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