Saint Augustine’s College is a private, historically black college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1867 by prominent members of the Episcopal clergy, the main aim for establishing the school was to ensure the education of freed slaves.
Saint Augustine’s College began as a normal school with mostly trade and technical courses offered. Eventually, however, its curriculum evolved and liberal arts subjects became its core. In addition to the school, the Episcopal Church also founded St. Agnes Hospital and Training School for Nurses both to provide medical care for and by African Americans. The wide contribution of the school to the community made it the center of the predominantly black neighborhoods of Idlewild and College Park which surround it. In 1928, the school was renamed Saint Augustine’s College – a year after it was granted permission to offer four-year college courses. Bachelor’s degrees were awarded in 1931.
Today, the college offers bachelor’s degrees in a wide range of study. The college is made up of five distinct academic divisions of Business and Computer Science; Liberal Arts and Education; Military Science; Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and Social Sciences.
Cost of tuition and fees for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime students enrolled in 12-18 credit hours is US$22,608 broken down into fulltime tuition and fees of 15,690 plus room and board at US$6,918. Students who carry more than 18 hours pay an overload charge of US$450 per credit hour. Part-time students with less than 12 hours of credit are charged tuition and fee cost of US$654 per credit hour. Financial aid is extended by the college in the form of loans, grants and scholarships to help students pay for their cost of tuition and fees.
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