Over the years, the demand for college-educated employees has gone up. At the same time, the cost of higher education has also risen. And in states such as Indiana, government grant assistance has decreased sharply and quickly, while student-loan debt creeps up with every college graduation. As families continue to struggle with the impact of the most recent recession, parents and incoming college students wonder if a liberal arts education is worth the cost of tuition.
Anderson University (Anderson, Ind.) once again earned a place in the top tier among Midwest regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2014 guidebook. The exclusive rankings, which include nearly 1,400 schools nationwide, are available today online, and will also be published in U.S. News & World Report, on newsstands starting September 24. This marks the tenth consecutive year AU has been ranked among the nation’s best colleges.
The Anderson University Falls School of Business, members of Delta Mu Delta, received two honors recently. Current student Casey Thomas and 2013 graduate Andrew Beechler were both awarded a $1,000 scholarship through the 2013 Delta Mu Delta Scholarship.
Delta Mu Delta is the National Academic Honor Society for business subjects.
Anderson University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. Schools selected must excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
Recently, students from the Anderson University Falls School of Business met with prominent business professionals at the world’s largest student investment conference. Dr. Jill Merle, associate professor of finance, led a group of business students to the annual RISE Forum, hosted April 4-6 by the University of Dayton. Students and business professionals from all over the country joined to explore the latest advances in business.