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

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For over 25 years, our Graduate and Professional Studies division (GPS) has offered continuing education specifically for working adults. More than 8,000 Averett GPS 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

    Choose from weekly evening courses at locations throughout Virginia or study online

  3. Smart investment

    College graduates earn over $461 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 GPS 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 and financial aid staff are prepared to help you achieve your goals

Degree Programs Built for You

We offer our GPS 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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