Sessions College Named to Most Affordable College Tuition and Top Design School Lists

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Recognition Confirms Affordability and Quality in the Online Upskill Training Market

Sessions College, the pioneer in online skills-based training for adult workers, has been nationally ranked for its affordability by the U.S. Department of Education and for its quality by magazine publisher Graphic Design USA.

In July 2020, for the seventh consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Education ranked tuition for Sessions College degree programs as the tenth lowest in the United States for schools in its category. Student debt is soaring, and, at a time when the digital skills gap is widening, adult workers are increasingly challenged to find affordable, high-quality educational options. According to Student Loan Hero, the average college student graduated in 2018 with $29,800 of private and public loan debt, more than the entire tuition of a Sessions Associate degree program. In contrast, the average student debt for Sessions’ degree programs is less than $8,000 and more than half of all Sessions students (55%) graduate with zero debt.

“At Sessions College, we understand that education is an investment in one’s future, and we’re committed to providing a great return on those educational dollars,” said Doris Granatowski, Sessions CEO. “An affordable program is valuable only if a student receives an education that is respected in the job market and 80% of our graduates land jobs in their field of study – a rate 2.2 times higher than the national average.”

In March 2020, Graphic Design USA, the leading news and information magazine for and about the graphic design community, named Sessions one of its 2020 Top Graphic Design Schools. Sessions is the only fully online school to make the list, where it sits alongside some of the most prestigious schools in the United States including Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown University, Parsons New School, Rhode Island School of Design, Yale, Rutgers, and others.

“Our mission has always been student-centric, particularly for the working adult learner,” said Gordon Drummond, President of Sessions College. “We focus on the factors that optimize the student journey and generate provable outcomes and we are very proud to be the only fully online school recognized by Graphic Design USA.”

About Sessions College for Professional Design
Sessions College, founded in 1997, is the pioneer in accredited and affordable online skills-based education that readies adult learners for the digital workforce. Sessions College developed its proprietary digitalComplete© platform to provide the best possible interactive experience for students. Through live instructor-led teaching, students learn via real world projects that reflect the latest industry-relevant skills. More than 17,000 students from 90 countries have received a micro-credential or degree from Sessions College and the school boasts a graduation rate 2.4 times the national average and an employment rate 2.2 times the national average. Sessions College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission and certified for quality assurance by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

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