Spelman College is a baccalaureate women’s college of the liberal arts that is located in Altanta, Georgia. Spelman College holds the title for the oldest standing historically African-American college for women. He college has also been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 regional college in the South.
A student pays $17,266 per year for full-time study, making the college affordable for most students. For others, there is plenty of financial aid to help lower tuition costs. For students that wish to enroll part-time, the cost is calculated at $600 per credit hour.
For the time being, Spelman College is not offering distance learning. The college is centered in offering education to women in need, so the college has certainly considered the prospect. It will merely be a matter of time before the college decides to make distance learning available to women facing geographical or scheduling barriers.
Spelman College offers a wide array of studies at the baccalaureate level, giving women many affordable choices in education. Topics span the range of Computer Science, Japanese Studies, Mathematics, Psychology, Biology, Child Development, Spanish, and many other topics not listed here. There are many options within and outside of the liberal arts.
There is also a dual degree program attesting to even more options that the college offers. This dual degree program consists of a Bachelor of Science earned at the college, as well as a Bachelor of Engineering degree earned at a technological or engineering institute. The student spends a minimum of 3 academic years at Spelman and spends another 2 years at the institute.
There are also undergraduate research programs. One of the programs is the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement, for students that want to enrich their studies with in-depth experience in a research facility. Another research program at Spelman College is the Minority Access to Research Careers. This program aims research opportunities at students of color that need further knowledge in a science or applied study.
These programs serve the first and foremost purpose of enriching the collegiate experience with practical skills and experience that fortify theory with practice. Another use for undergraduate research opportunities like these is to further one’s entryway into a profession or career. It is also an excellent way to push one’s ballot for acceptance into a particular graduate school.
About one third of the student body receives financial aid from the college itself. This financial aid is awarded on the basis of academic merit, but also has been known to have been awarded based on minority status and other similar factors. Just under half of the student body receives financial aid contributions from federal sources. This mainly comes in the form of federal grants, but some students have made use of federal loans. 2 out of 9 students, on average, receive grants from state or local sources.