University Chancellor John Bowen '77, on Education Affordability and Accessibility

The 2007 College Board study, “Education Pays,” found bachelor’s degree graduates earn at least 60 percent more than those with only a high school diploma. Over a lifetime, the gap in earning potential between the two groups is more than $800,000. Short-term sacrifices made for a college education are more than repaid in the long term.

In today’s changing global economy, it is critical that students have the opportunity to learn and grow to be poised for future success. JWU enjoys a reputation for graduating skilled and proficient individuals who are motivated to succeed. This strong foundation is allowing the university to move to the next level with its strategic plan, FOCUS 2011.

An ambitious set of goals designed to enrich our academic programs and other aspects of the student experience are enhancing the quality of a JWU education, assuring the admission of individuals who can best benefit from JWU’s programs, and providing more robust, affordable preparation to promote career success.

Structural, fiscal and human resources are the foundation on which we are achieving the objectives of FOCUS 2011 and strengthening these important building blocks of our success.