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Why Averett?

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Why Averett?
It's so much more
than a degree

An environment designed for working adults

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For over 30 years, our online division has offered continuing education specifically for working adults. More than 8,000 Averett Online alumni have taken advantage of our accelerated degree programs to develop the tools they need for success—in their careers and in their lives. They’ve earned improved career prospects. They’ve earned respect for themselves, and the right to call themselves a role model to others. They’ve earned so much more than a degree. And so can you.

8 Big Reasons Why
Students Love Averett

  1. Accelerated course delivery

    Earn your degree in as little as two years

  2. Designed for convenience

    Our 100% online programs allows you to study anywhere and at anytime

  3. Smart investment

    College graduates earn over $461 per week at their particular jobs than employees who hold only a high school diploma.

  4. “Market-ready” curriculum

    Content in our degree programs is developed with input from area employers, including Verizon, Canon, United Parcel Services, and more

  5. Personal attention

    The student-faculty ratio in our Averett Online programs is 19:1; the average class size 15

  6. Project

    Groups of 3-5 students provide additional support and motivation

  7. Dedicated instructors

    Our industry-experienced faculty members have advanced degrees in their fields and are committed to your success

  8. Supportive staff

    Admissions, financial aid staff and student success coaches are prepared to help you achieve your goals

Degree Programs Built for You

We offer our Averett Online students learning experiences that mirror real-life situations. This means you can put tonight’s lesson to the test during tomorrow’s workday.

You’ll gain insight in small classes led by industry-experienced instructors. And with our Study Teams, you join a peer group that motivates one another to succeed—through graduation and beyond.

Finally, our course formats make balancing work, family, and higher education more convenient. Learn online or attend weekly evening classes at one of our locations throughout Virginia.

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Averett’s Mission

Averett University prepares students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change. Averett fulfills this mission by educating students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and nations through liberal arts-based undergraduate and graduate programs in a personal, collegial, interdisciplinary environment.

Averett’s Vision

Averett University will be a model for partnership and innovation in learning, assuring our graduates will be highly competitive in the workplace and creative and agile leaders in their fields.

Averett’s Core Values

  • Agility
  • Curiosity
  • Faith
  • Growth
  • Inclusivity
  • Imagination
  • Integrity
  • Learning
  • Openness
  • Relevancy
  • Transformation

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"Make the call! That was the hardest part because I didn't know what I was getting into. Once I called it seemed so easy. The roadmap was laid out and I knew exactly what I needed to do to get where I wanted to go."

- Joy Wood, MBA '06

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Joy Wood

"No matter how old you are, whether you have a family to attend to, Averett University programs are ideal for just about anyone."

- Angela Young, BSN '16

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Angela Young, RN to BSN

"I enrolled with Averett after I found out how flexible their programs are. It was so easy for me to schedule my classes."

- Bill Barbour, BBA '06 and MBA '16

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Bill Barbour, Online MBA
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