Albright College: An Innovative Approach to Higher Education

Preparing graduates to navigate and thrive in an increasingly complex society has been Albright’s vision for more than a century. The school’s history dates back to 1856 in Reading, Pennsylvania where a 118-acre suburban campus at the foot of Mount Penn thrives today, offering more than 50 undergraduate degree programs to a diverse student population. Albright is a nationally ranked, private college with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus. The college’s distinctive approach connects collaborative teaching and learning with a flexible curriculum that allows students to create an individualized education.

The school’s mission to inspire and educate the scholar and leader in each student has moved west to its first Arizona campus in Mesa – 1201 S. Alma School Road. Albright seeks instructors not only fluent in a particular field of study but with professional experience. The Mesa campus now offers three majors: Information Systems, Organizational Behavior/Applied Psychology and Business Administration.

With a commitment to understanding its changing student population, Albright offers its extremely successful and popular accelerated Degree Completion Program (DCP). This unique concept builds on college level work already completed by a student, either with at least 48 college transfer credits or an Associate’s degree. DCP courses are condensed into five to seven week sections. Degrees are designed for completion in 22-24 months, meeting the same night, once a week until graduation. Albright uses a small group “cohort” approach where no more than 12 students navigate the curriculum together. This time-tested program has been refined and improved over the past 15 years. Students enjoy both the camaraderie found in their cohort of life-long learners coupled with the real-world experience of their jobs to complement concepts learned in class.

Albright is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. In Arizona, Albright is approved by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.

Interested students are encouraged to meet with an Albright advisor for a one-on-one admission and academic counseling session. This individualized attention has helped the school’s DCP completion rate remain strong at 88 percent. For more information about the new Mesa campus and what it has to offer visit: http://mesa.albright.edu or call 480-659-3608 or email: dcpaz@alb.edu.