Saint Peter’s College is a Jesuit Catholic undergraduate college offering extended graduate programs and is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Students are individually attended to with quality education that is designed to enlighten, and not just inform. Complementing this is the college’s commitment to Jesuit tradition to rigorous academics based in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Jesuit colleges are few, but even fewer are Jesuit colleges that offer distance learning in addition. Fortunately, Saint Peter’s College offers online courses (operated with Blackboard software) for a variety of subjects and purposes. There are some restrictions on enrollment. Undergraduate students may only take one online course per semester or trimester, depending on the time schedule the courses are offered in.
Graduate students and adult students may take as many as they like, which does not bar complete distance learning. Although, it is possible in some cases that online course selection may fall short of the requirements for a student’s major. These online courses are mainly offered for hybrid supplement, but are expansive in selection.
Although there is not a full array of graduate selection, as a university would sport, there is still an effective and well structured set from which to choose. Generally, students can choose from Education, Criminal Justice, Nursing, and Business. Some degrees offered at this level are the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Arts in Education, and the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration, to name the master’s degree selection. One can also go on to earn a Doctor of Education, a Doctor of Nursing Practice, or a Post-Master’s Certificate with a concentration in Adult Nurse Practitioner.
Course selection covers at least some topics in any given undergraduate major and with most graduate majors. Doctors and Masters alike have benefited from the flexibility of online courses. It is certain and well-known that courses taken online reflect the same quality of courses taught on campus.
$25,066 per year is the average cost of undergraduate education for a full-time student. Per credit hour, Saint Peter’s College comes at the cost $839. Graduate students pay $15,930 per year for their studies, or $885 per credit hour if they elect to enroll part-time.
97% of students on campus are receiving financial aid directly from Saint Peter’s College itself. The average amount of tuition aid received by these qualifying students is $13,369 per year, with some students receiving minor contributions; other students have had most or all of their education paid for. Federal grants reach half of the student body and with a decent contribution range of $3,000-$4,000, generally.
State sources have rewarded students as a part of urban programs, academic achievement awards, and scholarships. This adds to local contributions to give 44% of the student body an average of $7,550 a year. This lowers the cost of attending to around the range of $15,000 – $10,000.