Antioch University Wins “Students Before Profits” Award

Online Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies: Literature and Creative Writing program ranked as one of top 30 schools in the U.S. by Nonprofit Colleges Online

Yellow Springs, Ohio – Antioch University, a nonprofit, accredited university with five campuses across the United States and online, has been recognized by Nonprofit Colleges Online as having one of the best 30 online English and creative writing programs in the country. The recognition, which celebrates nonprofit universities and colleges that put students before profits and education before the bottom line, is based on affordability, accreditation and nonprofit status. Antioch University and its online academic delivery format, AU Connected, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and weaves its mission of social justice and academic excellence into all of its programs, both online and on campus.

“Being an interdisciplinary program, AU Connected and its online bachelor completion program combines engaging online learning opportunities, workplace or community-based experiences, affordability, and flexibility. The format pushes students to see their professional lives through the lens of not only literature, but also society, culture, and philosophy,” said Dr. Joseph Cronin, Director of Undergraduate Studies at AU Connected. “It’s the ideal vehicle for reaching passionate learners who are seeking to become change agents through their professional endeavors, while accelerating the achievement of their career goals.”

Antioch University’s online degree completion BA in Liberal Studies: Literature and Creative Writing, which is ranked 27 on Nonprofit Colleges Online list, emphasizes rigorous study of the great works of literature and the development of a critical perspective on one’s own creative work and inspiration. With a strong foundation in traditional American and British literature, students take on advanced coursework including analyzing the writings of historically marginalized authors as well as that of contemporary authors, and studying the human language instinct and process of acquisition. Students explore different genres and media, including blogging and other social platforms, in their quest for an ideal outlet.

The program’s faculty includes many accomplished, published authors. Further, through the University’s partnership with the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, students have the opportunity to hone their craft by attending a weeklong writers’ workshop with other award-winning authors, literary agents and publishers, held on campus each July.

About Antioch University
Antioch University is an accredited, non-profit university and a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education that serves adult students around the world, online and from its five campuses in four states in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day by helping students realize their potential and achieve their educational goals through rigorous and responsive learning environment. Antioch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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