Navarro College is First in Texas to Offer New Affordable Pathway to a Top Bachelor’s Degree
WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2014 – Students at Navarro College are getting a leg up on the high cost of tuition.
The five-campus community college in the Dallas-Ft. Worth suburbs today announced participation in a unique new program called American Honors that will enable Navarro students to complete their two-year associate degrees with honors, receive key transfer advice, and matriculate to the nation’s top universities at a fraction of the cost.
Navarro College joins six other community colleges in offering the American Honors program—a collaboration with Quad Learning—in which students will take rigorous classes taught by Navarro College faculty that prepare them for upper-level coursework at leading universities and colleges. By beginning at community college, students are able to save as much as 40% on college tuition, and graduate from their community college well-positioned to receive scholarships from four-year schools.
American Honors students are able to apply for transfer from Navarro College to any four-year university, as well as to a network of top schools that are interested in accepting students who have completed the program. Recent American Honors program graduates have been accepted to schools such as Stanford, Baylor University, Ohio State, Vanderbilt and Tulane. The 2013 class received over $2.2 million in scholarships and grants from their transfer schools.
“Navarro College has a strong history of seeking out innovative learning opportunities for our students that are accessible, affordable, and relevant to today’s workplace,” says Dr. Barbara R. Kavalier, District President of Navarro College. “We are excited to expand our capacity through the American Honors program to serve more students across Texas and from around the world who are looking for an affordable, high-quality first two years of college. This program will help ensure that students graduate on time, and are prepared to transfer to some of the best four-year universities in the nation.”
“The American Honors program is about empowering highly-motivated students to get the best education possible without taking on crippling amounts of student debt,” says Chris Romer, President of Quad Learning. “Navarro College joins a select group of schools that are dedicated to reducing the cost of college and providing new first-class academic opportunities to students. We are excited to work with Navarro College toward that goal.”
With 960 dorm rooms—and potentially a new honors wing for residential students—Navarro College will be offering the American Honors program to students from across the U.S. and the world beginning in Fall 2015. Students interested in applying should visit Apply.AmericanHonors.org and email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. The selection process is holistic and examines candidates’ leadership abilities, extracurricular activities, academic achievements, standardized test scores, and commitment to the ideals of the program.
American Honors is a 2-year honors program offered through the collaboration of DC-based Quad Learning and leading community colleges. For more information about the American Honors program and network, visit http://americanhonors.org.
Navarro College is a two-year accredited, state-supported, community college with five distinct campuses in Corsicana, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Mexia, and Fairfield. Navarro has a long history of service to the community and is committed to creating a learning environment that is accessible, affordable, responsive, and innovative.
For more information about American Honors at Navarro College, contact:
Carol Hanes, Executive Dean of Arts, Sciences, Humanities, and Kinesiology
Margaret Moreno, Director of Student Recruitment and District Public Information Officer