EWU ranks 5th lowest nationally in student debt survey


CHICAGO--  (May 15, 2012)  An interactive graphic from a Sunday, May 12, 2012 New York Times article on student debt cited East-West University as having the 5th lowest average graduate student debt in a survey of more than 1000 public and private colleges and universities. The article, “A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College,” was the second time in the past six months that East-West University was recognized in a national publication for maintaining affordability and a low debt burden for its students.


On December 27, 2011, U.S. News and World Report listed East-West University in an online article as one of the Top 10 schools nationally for students graduating with the least educational debt.  (See more about this survey here:  http://denver.eastwest.edu/ewu/newsroomaffordability.html )


“The article in the New York Times highlights that students need to consider the debt they will take on in college as an important consideration in finding a school that’s a good match,” said East-West University Associate Dean of Admissions Mettha Marsalis Ross. “Taking on student loans is a fact of life for most students today in higher education, but our mission at East-West has been to make sure students can pursue higher education without assuming a heavy debt burden as they begin their careers.”


To see the interactive graphic and compare East-West to other colleges and universities around the country, visit http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/05/13/business/student-debt-at-colleges-and-universities.html?ref=business .  To read the full New York Times article on college costs, visit http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/13/business/student-loans-weighing-down-a-generation-with-heavy-debt.html


East-West University is a private, not-for-profit, and non-denominational institution of higher learning in Chicago’s South Loop. East-West is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), and provides affordable, quality higher education to students from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.



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