Spring Hill College has unveiled a groundbreaking initiative aimed at transforming the higher education landscape, the Mobile college announced.
Effective immediately, Spring Hill said it will offer incoming freshmen a tuition-free graduate degree as part of its mission to provide affordable and accessible education.
“We are excited to clear a path for a new model of higher education that continues to put the student first,” said Vice President of Advancement and Admissions Dr. Nathan B. Copeland. “As an institution actively supporting the goals and ambitions of those who seek more from life, we are excited to help students transition from the classroom to the real world with a tuition-free graduate degree in their field.”
The nearly 200-year-old college said the new program marks a significant shift in the way students pursue higher education. By offering tuition-free graduate degrees, Spring Hill College is breaking down financial barriers and empowering students to advance their education without the burden of student loans.
“We believe every student should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and unlock their full potential,” said President Dr. Mary Van Brunt. “With this initiative, we are doubling down on the value structure of higher education.”
Incoming freshmen at Spring Hill College will have the opportunity to earn a graduate degree in their chosen field without incurring tuition costs. This benefit ensures students can complete their undergraduate and graduate studies without the financial strain that often accompanies higher education, the school said.
The initiative includes a wide array of graduate programs from business and healthcare to the arts and sciences.
“Our undergraduate students already benefit from a strong liberal arts education that heightens their ability to think critically, communicate and lead. I’m excited about this program because it enables students to move seamlessly into a career-launching graduate degree,” said Provost Dr. Rebecca Cantor. “Students will benefit from top-tier faculty, innovative research opportunities, and a supportive learning environment.”
Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College is exploring partnerships with local and national organizations to provide internships, collaborations and real-world experiences to students, further enhancing their career prospects.
For more information on Spring Hill College, the Tuition-Free Graduate Program and the admissions process, visit shc.edu