Liberty University is the largest, Christian Evangelical University in the world. Founded in 1971 by Jerry Falwell, Sr., a Senior Pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, the university’s mission is to “develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact tomorrow’s world.”
Today, Liberty is the largest university in Virginia with over 60 programs of study for students to choose from both in the undergraduate as well as graduate levels. Under its undergraduate program, students enroll either as residents or as online students. Under its graduate programs, students can pursue a Master of Arts degree in various fields of specializations within its College of Arts & Sciences, School of Communication, School of Education, and the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary & Graduate School.
Estimated cost of attendance at Liberty University for academic year 2009-2010 is US$23,198 for fulltime, resident, undergraduate students. This can be broken down into fulltime tuition of US$15,992, room and board at US$5,996, plus activity fee of US$504, technology fee of US$556, and transportation fee of US$150. Part-time students pay a cost of US$533 per credit hour. Tuition cost per credit hour for students pursuing their Master’s degree is US$395, for graduate programs in the seminary, US$405, and for seminary Master’s, US$260. To help students who may find their cost of attendance too steep, financial aid is extended via loans, grants and scholarships to those who are qualified.
On campus housing facilities via residential halls are available for regular students who want to live within the campus.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Liberty University.