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March 19, 2003
CONTACT: Sean Ramsden
Office of University Relations
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Kean Again Named to Great Colleges for the Real World

UNION, N.J. – Octameron Associates, a higher education publishing and consulting firm based in Alexandria, Va., lauded Kean University in its book, Great Colleges for the Real World for the third-consecutive year.

Great Colleges for the Real World, authored by Michael Voillt, president of Robert Morris College in Chicago, distinguishes itself from traditional college guides by considering the modern mission of students entering college. The selection process by Voillt was based on five basic areas: providing an opportunity for general student population to be admitted and finance their education; graduating students in a timely fashion; a commitment to developing career opportunities; the overall college experience; and the recent market response to the respective institution. Kean was among the acclaimed colleges by being mindful of and committed to accommodating current student demand.

"We are extremely pleased to be selected by Octameron as an institution that complements student needs in pursuing their college education," noted Dr. Frank J. Esposito, interim president of Kean University. "To be selected for the third-consecutive year illustrates our continuing commitment to enhancing our institutional standards, while maintaining our focus on student objectives."

In its profile, Kean receives the highest possible marks in the category of overall college experience. It is recognized for its low tuition rates and opportunities provided to students in potential career development. Kean also received praise for its Adult Re-Entry Program Into College (EPIC), established to provide guidance to students 25 and older who are entering the University for the first time.