President Robert R. Lindgren announces that the College is launching a new Four-Year
Degree Guarantee program for incoming freshmen.
Randolph-Macon's academic program and personalized student advising are exceptional.
As a result, the College guarantees in writing that freshmen who meet the Four-Year
Degree Guarantee requirements will graduate within four calendar years.
If not, Randolph-Macon will waive tuition costs for courses needed to complete the
degree. This is Randolph-Macon's promise to students and represents what the College
has been doing well for nearly two centuries.
"The very nature of a Randolph-Macon education allows us to make this commitment
with confidence," said Lindgren. "Our hand-tooled education means direct and personal
interaction with faculty and staff, small classes with personal attention and constant
mentoring, and access to the classes that students need in order to progress toward
their degrees in a timely manner."
Currently, 95 percent of Randolph-Macon graduates complete their degree in four
years or fewer. This percentage is much higher than the four-year completion rate
for all graduates at private colleges (almost 80 percent), and for public institutions
(below 50 percent). Source: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
"Our students receive hands-on academic advising from dedicated, experienced faculty
who monitor students' progress closely and help them make appropriate choices,"
Lindgren continued. "This program underscores the value and benefits of the liberal
arts education we provide."
The Four-Year Degree Guarantee
Any full-time student who satisfies the policies stated in the R-MC College Catalog
in effect at the time of their enrollment will enter into this partnership with
the College and be able to graduate successfully within four years, or Randolph-Macon
will provide the required course(s) on campus free of tuition charges.
These policies include:
The College reserves the right to withhold its free tuition guarantee if the student
does not comply with one or more of the above policies. In addition, The Four-Year
Degree Guarantee may not be applicable if the student elects certain second
or third majors requiring coursework beyond what can be reasonably accommodated
within a four-year period, or elects to defer graduation to allow athletic participation
in a fifth academic year.
The Four-Year Degree Guarantee will be reviewed with each student individually
during Summer Freshmen Orientation sessions, and a partnership agreement will be
signed by the President or Provost, the student, and his/her parents at that time.
For additional details about our Four-Year Degree Guarantee,
contact an admissions counselor in the R-MC Office of Admissions at (804)