Newberry College recognized in book by best selling author

March 3, 2014

NEWBERRY — In William J. Bennett and David Wilezol’s recent book Is College Worth It?, they specifically identify Newberry College as one of eight private colleges “worth attending.”

Newberry College’s programs are recognized in this book for their potential for providing value based learning and their commitment to continued improvement.

“The inclusion of Newberry College as one of eight specifically recognized private schools is a positive affirmation of the tuition promise adopted by the board of trustees in 2013 to access and affordability to our students and their families,” said Newberry College President Maurice Scherrens.

Bennett is a best-selling author, educator, speaker, and hosts the national radio show Bill Bennett’s Morning in America. Wilezol is the associate producer for Bennett’s show. Bennett constantly contributes to newspapers, magazines and television shows. He is also the author and editor of 25 books.

The book states, “Building their school in the context of traditional values, Newberry primarily conducts education in the liberal arts, though staples like accounting, biology, chemistry, and nursing majors are also available. For those considering signing up for an ROTC program, Newberry also has a Military Science Leadership minor. Newberry also shows some financial responsibility to its students, as the school recently decided to freeze tuition for all four years for members of the 2013 freshman class.”

“To have Newberry College recognized specifically by William Bennett as both a college well worth attending and a school teaching in the ‘context of traditional values’ is a tribute to the exceptional, hard working faculty and staff who believe that at a small Christian liberal arts college we can create the best possible learning environment,” said Joel Vander Horst, director of admissions.

The authors analyze several issues associated with the value of higher education including the high price tag at many institutions, the high level of student loans upon graduation, the high level of unemployment and underemployment and the irrelevance of certain academic programs.