Saint Edward’s University is a private, diverse, nationally recognized Roman Catholic institution of higher education located in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1878 by Rev. Edward Sorin of the Congregation of Holy Cross as St. Edward Academy although it was in 1885 that its president, Rev. P.J. Franciscus added to the prestige of the academy by securing a charter and changing its name to St. Edward’s College. As St. Edward’s College steadily expanded, well-known architect Nicholas J. Clayton was called upon to design the college’s Main Building. Surviving a fire and a tornado, the college received its charter to become a full-blown university in 1925. By 1971 the university had begun offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration.

Today, 125 years after, the university was established, it has over 5,000 enrolled students and has adopted a strategic plan of expansion that includes construction of new facilities and expansion of its curriculum which now includes such undergraduate majors as Bioinformatics, Entrepreneurship, Forensic Chemistry, Nonprofit Management and Graphic Design, as well as graduate programs in Computer Information Systems, Project Management, Teaching, and Organizational Leadership and Ethics.

Cost of attendance for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime undergraduate students with 12 to 18 hours of credit is US$12,020 per semester. For part-time undergraduate students, cost of tuition is US$805 per semester hour. Mandatory fees differ depending on the chosen course of study. Graduate students enrolled in MBA in Digital Media Management pay a cost of tuition of US$10,360 per semester and US$829 per credit hour for evening programs. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships is extended to help students pay for their cost of attendance.

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