10 REASONS TO CHOOSE PQC

1. PQC is more than a college. It is a movement.
Quinnites have led the way in social action with such efforts as the nationally acclaimed WE Over Me Farm, the “We Are Not Trash” movement, and a rally to call Texas citizens’ attention to the “Castle Laws”. Backed by the Four Ls of Quinnite Leadership and a host of “Quinnite-isms”, students receive a road map for servant leadership as a part of a quality education.

2. The cost of attendance is lower than the average private four-year institution.
According to the College Board, the average published yearly tuition and fees for four-year private colleges and universities is $28,500 per year. The estimated cost of attendance for Dallas/Fort Worth private colleges and universities is approximately $24,400. The cost of attendance for Paul Quinn, including tuition, room and board, the meal plan, books and fees, is only $23,500 per year with no out-of-state fees!

3. Paul Quinn students enjoy prime academic support.
With a 9:1 student-teacher ratio, Paul Quinn students have great access to their professors. The small campus size also allows students access to effective supplemental academic support such as the TRIO Program’s Student Support Services.

4. In the Quinnite Nation, it is about WHO the student is.
From Paul Quinn’s nationally recognized and charismatic president, Michael Sorrell, Esq., to those who keep the campus looking great, these folks get to know the students by name. Getting to know students is a key component to providing them a pathway for academic and career success.

5. PQC's progress has been covered by national media outlets.
Paul Quinn was featured as a top liberal arts HBCU in EBONY’s September 2012 issue. The Quinnite Nation was also featured by The Huffington Post as one of the top ten “HBCU Success Stories” of 2011 and by HBCU Digest as one of the “five most underrated HBCUs” in the nation. The College has also received coverage for its amazing transformation from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Washington Post.

6. People have taken notice of the Quinnite Nation’s progress.
Paul Quinn’s awards include:

• 2011 HBCU of the Year (Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)
• 2012 HBCU Male President of the Year (Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)
• 2012 Student Government Association of the Year (Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)
• 2012 Distinguished Campus Leader (Texas Association of Developing Colleges)
• 2010 and 2011 HBCU Male President of the Year as well as 2012 HBCU Male Student of the Year nominations (Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)

7. PQC is located in one of America’s most exciting cities, Dallas, Texas!
One of America's biggest and most progressive cities, "Big D" provides exciting opportunities for college students and young professionals to begin their respective success journeys. Benefits of living in Dallas include:

• One of the Top 100 places to live in the United States
• One of the top three cities for new college graduates
• The third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S.
• The ninth largest number of billionaires in the world and nearly 84,000 millionaires
• The sixth largest economy in the United States
• The cheapest cost of living out of the ten largest cities in America, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago
• The ninth largest city in America with a population of 1.2 million people
• The fourth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of 6.5 million people
• The third largest city in Texas
• Texas does not have a state income tax
• The local unemployment rate is lower than the national average of 8.6%
• The median income for a family is $42,670

8. Students enjoy the minority-serving private college advantage.
Along with smaller class sizes and a customizable education comes the cultural competence needed to effectively serve minority students. As a private institution, we also have the ability to work with deserving students with financial challenges. Our unique combination of young professional leadership, the intimate academic setting, and understanding the needs of students makes for an experience that can enhance the quality of life for students who come from the most challenging backgrounds.

9. The workforce recognizes the Quinnite Nation.
Our students have been offered positions by such organizations as GE, Hunt Consolidated, Amegy Bank, UT-Southwestern, Teach for Americam, the Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program in addition to other companies and organizations. Paul Quinn students are prepared for a bigger life through our campus-wide business casual dress code and one-on-one career preparation assistance. PQC students are also highly encouraged to pursue student leadership and internship opportunities as soon as they begin their respective Quinnite journeys, as well.

10. Paul Quinn College is the greatest higher education transformation story in America.
Since 2007, the Quinnite Nation has experienced one of the most dramatic turnarounds in the American higher education landscape through an aggressive image overhaul. The College achieved the following:

• Achieved full accreditation status with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) in a record-breaking 18 months
• Partnered with PepsiCo to transform the unused football field into the nationally acclaimed two-acre organic full-functioning WE Over Me urban farm
• Demolished fifteen abandoned buildings that stood dormant for more than 20 years
• Instituted selective admission standards • Instituted a business casual dress code
• Completed $4 million in infrastructure improvements without increasing the College’s debt burden
• Achieved three consecutive year-end six- and seven-figure surpluses

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