Christendom College has been named one of the top schools in the nation for part-time job compensation for students, according to the 2016 Student Loan Report. The report, which was released this week, sheds light on the college’s active role in helping students pay for their education while at Christendom, helping them to eliminate student loan debt during their earliest stages of career development.
“College is an expensive and important investment, but we try to make it as affordable as possible for our students. Our work-study program allows our students to gain real-life work experience they can put on their resumes, and helps them earn much-needed funds to go toward their educational needs,” says vice president for enrollment Tom McFadden.
The report reveals that only 11.6% of colleges in the United States provide their own part-time job opportunities to students — a staggering number, that speaks to why student loan debt is at such a high in recent years. Christendom College offers numerous job opportunities in a variety of fields to its students and has done so for years.
The number of students Christendom employs each year — 150 — is remarkable when compared to other colleges as well. While Christendom has a small student body, it still employs as many or more students than much bigger institutions of higher learning, such as Texas A&M University, Florida State University, and St. John’s College.
In total, Christendom compensates its student employees with $315,000 annually. Student loan debt can run up in the tens of thousands of dollars for students upon leaving college, but with these programs in place at Christendom, students have the opportunity to lessen that load from their first days on campus.
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