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The City of Jackson Partners with Strayer University to Provide Tuition Benefits for Employees and Their Families


Strayer University will provide City of Jackson employees and their
immediate family members discounted tuition rates and will annually
award a full scholarship to one resident.

Strayer University and the City of Jackson announced today that the two
entities will partner to provide the city's employees and their
immediate family members with discounted tuition rates. Additionally,
Strayer University will annually award one city resident with a full
scholarship covering the cost of tuition. City employees and their
immediate family members will have the opportunity to enroll in Strayer
University classes for $750 per course — nearly 50 percent off of the
standard undergraduate course price. City employees and their immediate
family members will also receive a 20 percent discount on classes with
the Jack Welch Management Institute, which was named a Top 25 program by
The Princeton Review.

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"Education is a cornerstone of our community and this unique partnership
with Strayer University will allow for many of our citizens to work
toward affordable, practical degrees, and the promise of fulfilling
their dreams," said Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Mayor of the City of Jackson.
"With Strayer's diverse offerings, ranging from associate's degrees to
MBAs, our employees will be able to gain real-world skills that they can
then use to enhance our community."

"At Strayer, we've been working for more than a century to support
working adults who don't have the luxury of going to school full time.
We hope that by teaming up with the City of Jackson, we can help these
hard-working civil servants and their families affordably earn a degree
or gain a new skill, on their time; on their terms," said Brian Jones,
President of Strayer University.

According to recent U.S. Census Bureau data, only 26.9 percent of the
city's residents ages 25 years or older currently have a bachelor's
degree or higher.1 With the announcement of this new
partnership, more City of Jackson employees and families will have the
opportunity to pursue their education either online or at the Strayer
University Jackson campus.

This partnership is the first-of-its-kind for Strayer University, which
currently serves about 48,000 students at more than 70 campuses across
the country.

About Strayer University: Founded in 1892, Strayer University is
an institution of higher learning for working adult students. It offers
undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration,
accounting, information technology, education, health services
administration, nursing, public administration, and criminal justice.
Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on
Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
The Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by
the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation. For more information, visit


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