Newberry’s Innovative 3 Year Degree


Today, Newbury College President Joseph L. Chillo LP.D.announced the new, Newbury College Three-Year Degree program.  Beginning in fall 2015, Newbury will cap tuition for program participants at $45,000 total, and will shorten the time it takes to earn a Bachelor’s degree to just 3 years. Qualifying students can also apply for State and Federal aid to further reduce the expense, as  well.

Program participants will lock into a three-year price guarantee of $15,000 per academic year. This new path to graduation is designed to cut more than $75,000 off the current cost of a Newbury College Bachelor’s degree, reducing tuition by more than $16,000 per year. This represents a savings to students and their families of approximately 54  percent.

“Students admitted into the three-year accelerated program will find themselves in a close-knit, intellectually stimulating community, with incredible opportunities to emerge as leaders at the College,” said Assistant Professor of English and Interim Director of theNewbury College Honors Program Dr. Aaron Tillman. “Without the burden of a daunting debt looming, highly motivated students have the freedom, resources and support to thrive. Newbury’s three-year program puts a clear cap on the cost of tuition. We have made it possible for bright, motivated students to earn a quality degree for the price of one year’s tuition at some schools. It is an amazing opportunity that benefits students and the College — an opportunity we hope will serve as an inspirational model for American higher  education.”

Newbury’s Three-Year Degree program is based on the 120-credit hour graduation requirement model. The program will consist of six semesters over three years during the traditional fall and spring academic year, and two separate summer sessions in years two and three. For some students, this program will be adjusted to reflect credits earned to  date.

Three-year students will receive tailored support as they progress through the program utilizing priority course registration, customized academic advising, and more. Majors offered within the Three-Year Degree program will include all Newbury Collegemajors except for Computer Science, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Culinary  Management.

“Today’s student has a vision for success and we believe the Newbury three-year degree option provides that opportunity for the industrious, engaged and motivated student,” said Dean of Student Affairs Anne-Marie Kenney. “Students in this dynamic program will have a holistic student experience – one that focuses on student engagement, leadership development and career preparation. At Newbury, we rely on the committed student to make our community better through active club and organization participation, NCAA athletic competition and support as well as robust internship experiences.  Students can make a lasting contribution here, and we can’t wait to see what our three-year degree option students bring to campus  life.”

Incoming students must graduate from high school with a 3.50 GPA average out of a 4.0 and have earned less than 24 college credits to date in order to qualify for admission to this new program. Newbury also will make the program available to current students who meet eligibility requirements on a case-by-case  basis.

For students interested in learning more about Newbury’s Three-Year Degree, visit or contact Admissions Assistant Kori Lantas at 617-730-7007 or

About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded  citizens.

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