Increased Enrollment Reported on Both Campuses

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, NY – OCTOBER 6, 2010 – St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce a rise in enrollment for both its Brooklyn and Long Island campuses. An overall increase of 4 percent was reported for the 2010 fall semester. This news comes shortly after the College was ranked as one of “America’s Best Colleges” in both US News & World Report and Forbes Magazine.

“This increase is attributed to the College’s strong academic reputation, coupled with a very affordable tuition and a very generous scholarship and grant program,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management Theresa LaRocca Meyer. “We are also very pleased with the ongoing enrollment growth in our adult undergraduate and graduate programs, which acknowledges that there is a place for every student who is committed to furthering their educational experience while at St. Joseph’s College.”

St. Joseph’s College was recently ranked for the ninth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report to its top-tier of “Northern Comprehensive Colleges – Bachelor’s” category, receiving a tie-ranking of 15 for this year. St. Joseph’s College’s strong freshman retention rate contributed to its top-tier ranking, while the College’s continuing dedication to highly personalized instruction is reflected in the 15:1 faculty-student ratio and an average class size of less than 30 students.

St. Joseph’s was also named to Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Colleges” online issue for the third consecutive year. St. Joseph’s College’s affordable tuition, one of the lowest of all private colleges in the tri-state area, helped secured its place on the Forbes list.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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