Choosing the ideal college includes understanding how that school will specifically prepare you for a career. From discovering your gifts and talents to providing hands-on opportunities in the job of your dreams, Austin College has programs and resources to prepare you for a meaningful, 21st century, career.
Here’s why you should choose Austin College.
The Finish in Four Guarantee
The Austin College Finish in Four Guarantee assures that new, full-time students who work closely with their mentors to complete their degree plan will graduate in four years. However, we know that sometimes life happens, and a qualified student might fall short of graduation in that timeframe. In that case, the College will waive tuition costs for any courses needed to finish. This guarantee is made possible by the intentional work of mentors and students.
The modern workplace now expects graduates with employable skills like those gained through applied learning opportunities. Austin College cares about the employability of its students, which is the inspiration behind the applied learning programs.
Austin College incorporates hands-on learning into your studies using programs that create real-life outcomes.
These broad applied-learning categories have many specific opportunities in all disciplines:
- Classroom to Career
- Internships and Practicum
- Student Research for Undergraduates
- Cross-Cultural Experiences
- Community-Based Learning
- Integrative Learning Projects
Mentorship & First-Year Experience
Mentorship and first-year experience enhance the quality of college life and academic performance. Austin College has tailored first-year seminar courses with classes of about 16 students working with a mentor. The tight-knit community grows in scholarship and friendship and prepares for success in the future.
The mentor relationship continues through a student’s time at Austin College, and for many, well into their future careers. A student equipped with a mentor develops a better attitude toward school, has improved self-esteem, and can develop outstanding interpersonal communication skills.
Scholarships and Aid
At Austin College, we understand many students have financial hurdles that challenge their education plans. We offer scholarships, need-based grants, federal and state programs to support your quest for higher education. In fact, every first-year student receives gift aid.
Austin College is well known as an affordable, private college and has been recognized by Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, Fiske Guide to Colleges, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
At Austin College, we offer over 55 areas of study with majors and minors across the liberal arts disciplines of science, social science, and humanities. The Compass Curriculum builds in experience outside the classroom, engagement with global ideas, discovery in academic areas outside your major, development of foundational skills, and focus on the topics you care most about.
Our expansive curriculum includes Undergraduate Programs and the Austin Teacher Graduate program.
Austin College, Dedicated to Student Success
The Office of Student Success is comprised of several resources that are available to all enrolled students at no additional cost. From start to finish any student can access the Academic Skills Center, Career Center, Counseling Services, Health Services, and the Scarbrough Writing Center. Students who are pursuing degrees in Health Sciences, can also access specific health science advising.
- Writing assistance
- Support for students with documented disabilities
- Group review sessions
- Talent and career interest surveys
- Health clinic
- Mental health support
- Coaching to enhance organization, time, and stress management skills
The Office of Student Success works closely with faculty and staff members to identify students who may be struggling with class content or life concerns. They are trained to intercede as early as possible to help a student proceed toward their dreams.
Are You Ready to Join Us?
Top considerations for selecting a college include proximity, support, finances, mentorship, and curriculum. At Austin College, we’ve designed suitable programs to make life in college enjoyable and meaningful and lay a foundation for a successful career.
Contact us to learn more.
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