Five Towns College Students



Acquainting the student with the broad cultural, social, and scientific aspects of the world and stimulating him or her to think, analyze, and communicate are the primary goals of a liberal education. Such an education not only offers the potential for a richer, more rewarding life but is also basic to all pursuits in the arts, sciences, and professions. The Liberal Arts program provides a general education in the traditional areas of knowledge, regardless of the student's career choice. In addition, the student has the opportunity for additional study in a particular discipline in selected fields to explore its methods, acquire its tools, and gain a mastery of its body of knowledge. For the student whose career choice is not clearly defined, the Liberal Arts program, leading to the Associate in Arts degree, provides an opportunity to explore selected areas in the humanities, the arts, and the social and behavioral sciences. Some students develop interest in a particular career and transfer after graduation for further educational preparation.




The Associate in Arts graduate is prepared for transfer with advanced standing to a baccalaureate program where additional professional training may be undertaken. Advisors should be consulted for assistance in the selection of programs and electives geared to personal educational goals.



Consumer Information


Assumptions Underlying the Data Presented in This Table:


  1. The Student is a first-time entering college student

  2. The student is enrolled full-time at the college.

  3. The student is continually enrolled at the college.

  4. The student is not employed full-time or substantially part-time.

  5. The student passes all required courses.

  6. The student registers for all courses in the recommended sequence.

  7. The student satisfies all graduation criteria in a timely manner.

  8. The student has no circumstances that adversely affect her/his academic progress.

  9. One or more courses completed during a summer session are counted as a semester

  10. Expected Room and Board charges assume a stay of no more than 2 years recommended for the Residence Halls.

  11. Expected Tuition and Fee charges are based on completion of the degree program in the catalog’s posted number of semesters.

  12. Expected Book and Supply charges are based upon retail prices and do not include possible shipping and handling charges.

  13. Placement Rates are based upon the 2011 graduates in the year of their graduation.  Placement rates by degree program are undergoing further analysis.


Degree Program: A.A. Liberal Arts


CIP Code: 24.0199


HEGIS Code: 5649



Type of Consumer Information

The College Data


Graduates for the Following Years:



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Number of Credits Required To Complete Program:



Expected Number of Semesters To Complete Program:



Expected Number of Years To Complete Program:



Median Actual Number of Semesters to Complete Program:



Median Actual Number of Years to Complete Program:



Percentage of On-Time Completers:



Expected Tuition and Fee Charges:



Median Actual Tuition and Fee Charges:



Expected Book and Supply Charges:



Typical Book and Supply Costs:



Expected Room and Board Charges:



Median Actual Room and Board Charges:



Median Actual Federal Loan Debt of Graduates:



Median Actual Private Loan Debt of Graduates:



Job Placement of Graduates



SOC Codes Possibly Appropriate for Graduates:



11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers



11-2021 Marketing Managers



11-2022 Sales Managers



11-2030 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers



11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers



11-3010 Administrative Services Managers



11-3011 Administrative Services Manager



13-1010 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes



13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes



13-1030 Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators



13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators



13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage



23-2010 Paralegals and Legal Assistants



23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants



23-2090 Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers



23-2091 Court Reporters



23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers




*Expected” refers to the posted catalog or website charges for a student following the expected sequence of courses and expected number of semesters to complete the degree program.
** The "Median" is the midpoint when the data are ranked from the lowest number of years or dollar to the highest number of years or dollars.
*** This program does not meet the minimum number of recent graduates required by the U.S. Department of Education for reporting actual data.