Boiling Springs, NC, United States

Gardner - Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC, United States

Gardner–Webb University is a private, four-year university located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, United States, 50 miles west of Charlotte. Founded as Boiling Springs High School in 1905 as a Baptist institution, it is currently the youngest North Carolina Baptist university.Gardner–Webb undergraduates receive a liberal arts education in an environment that fosters "meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning." The University encourages its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.Over 4,300 students attend Gardner–Webb, including both undergraduates and graduates. A total of five professional schools, two academic schools, and 11 academic departments offer nearly 60 fields of study, and GWU's online programs have won multiple awards and recognitions. GWU's Runnin' Bulldogs are NCAA Division I and are part of the Big South Conference. Wikipedia.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Big South Conference ( announced today an innovative new partnership with Game Plan that creates the first of its kind league-wide student-athlete career network.  Through this arrangement, the Big South will provide Game Plan’s innovative student-athlete development software to its member institutions to greatly enhance each campus’ current resources, which include Game Plan’s eLearning courses, assessment instruments, and the Game Plan Career Marketplace. With Big South member institution’s Winter Commencement ceremonies approaching, as well as the conference graduating at least 84 percent of its student-athletes for three consecutive years, a key aspect to this partnership is each institution’s ability to incorporate Game Plan uniquely into their athletic department culture and student-athlete experience.  The Big South will use Game Plan’s Career Marketplace to incorporate current and future sponsors.  By connecting sponsorship with recruiting, the Big South enhances the value of its partnerships while bringing new career opportunities to its student-athletes.  Current Big South partner Sharp Business Systems will be a presenting sponsor of the new initiative. “A key focus of the Big South Strategic Plan is the student-athlete experience, and what we have heard loud and clear from our student-athletes, in addition to an outstanding athletic experience, is the enhanced opportunity for career placement upon graduation,” stated Big South Commissioner Kyle Kallander.  “That is why we are so excited about this partnership with Game Plan.  The supplemental resources Game Plan will provide each of our members supports our goal of preparing student-athletes for life, and gives corporations exposure to wonderful leaders that are graduating from Big South institutions.” “The partnership with the Big South to invest into student-athlete development illustrates the shift to the new norm of genuinely caring about the student-athlete experience as well as how investment into this student-athlete experience can have a positive impact at both a conference and athletic department level,” said Vin McCaffrey, Founder and CEO of Game Plan.  “A better student-athlete experience should not run contrary to a better economic model for the conference or athletic department.” For more information on Game Plan and its Career Marketplace, please visit: ABOUT GAME PLAN Game Plan is a unified student-athlete development platform, bringing together all the components for a rich student athlete experience by connecting conferences, athletic departments, student-athletes, and employers to improve outcomes for all. Leaders in college athletics look to Game Plan to be the foundation for their student-athlete development program by using a comprehensive approach based on engagement and a student’s personality and interests. Game Plan works with college athletic departments at all NCAA division schools and partners with companies all over the country. For more information, please visit and connect on Facebook (Game Plan), Twitter @gameplanworks), and LinkedIn (Game Plan by Game Theory Group). ABOUT THE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE ( Founded in 1983, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom.  For more than 30 years, the league’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is evident by athletic accomplishments on the national stage, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages and quality athletic competition while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of its student-athletes.  Comprised of 10 member institutions sharing a common geographic region and similar academic values and purposes, the Big South Conference’s institutions -- Campbell University, Charleston Southern University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, UNC Asheville and Winthrop University -- have a remarkable history of achievement through the league’s 19 championship sports in addition to the academic success of its more than 4,200 student-athletes.  The Big South Conference: Developing Leaders Through Athletics.

News Article | April 27, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its list of the most affordable colleges and universities in the U.S. for 2017. 50 four-year schools were recognized, with Buena Vista University, Judson College, Florida Institute of Technology, Concordia University—Wisconsin and Southwestern College taking the top five spots. Of the 50 two-year schools that were also honored, East Mississippi Community College, Frank Philips College, Western Wyoming Community College, Laramie County Community College and Western Oklahoma State College were the top five. A list of all 100 schools is included below. “For students who want the flexibility of an online education at an affordable price point, the colleges and universities on our list are the best in the U.S,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “These schools provide the maximum value when it comes to cost, quality and career resources for students.” To be included on the “Most Affordable” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated on additional data points such as the number and variety of degree programs offered, employment services, post-college earnings of alumni, academic resources, financial aid availability and more. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Most Affordable Online Colleges” list, visit: The Most Affordable Online Four-Year Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include: Amridge University Baker University Bay Path University Belhaven University Brenau University Briar Cliff University Buena Vista University Canisius College Chaminade University of Honolulu Colorado Christian University Concordia University-Nebraska Concordia University-Wisconsin Davenport University DeSales University Dickinson State University Drexel University Duquesne University Florida Institute of Technology Franklin Pierce University Gardner-Webb University Graceland University-Lamoni Gwynedd Mercy University Hampton University Harvard University Illinois Institute of Technology Judson College LeTourneau University Malone University McKendree University Murray State University Newman University North Carolina Central University Norwich University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Prescott College Quincy University Saint Joseph's College of Maine Saint Joseph's University Saint Leo University Siena Heights University Southwestern College Spring Arbor University University of Idaho University of Southern Mississippi University of St Francis University of the Cumberlands University of the Incarnate Word Valley City State University Viterbo University Webster University The Most Affordable Online Two-Year Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include: Allen County Community College Arizona Western College Barton County Community College Casper College Central Wyoming College Cochise College Colorado Northwestern Community College Cowley County Community College Crowder College Dakota College at Bottineau East Mississippi Community College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Eastern Wyoming College Frank Phillips College GateWay Community College Grayson College Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Laramie County Community College Madisonville Community College Maysville Community and Technical College Mesa Community College Metropolitan Community College Mount Wachusett Community College Navarro College New Mexico Junior College North Arkansas College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Odessa College Ozarka College Panola College Pitt Community College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Sheridan College Sinclair College Southwestern Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College State Fair Community College Trinity Valley Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Western Nebraska Community College Western Oklahoma State College Western Texas College Western Wyoming Community College Williston State College Yavapai College ### About Us: was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

News Article | April 17, 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has announced North Carolina’s best online colleges and universities for 2017. 31 four-year schools made the list, with North Carolina State University at Raleigh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Appalachian State University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro taking the top five spots. Of the 44 two-year colleges that also made the list, Piedmont Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, Durham Technical Community College, Blue Ridge Community College and Pitt Community College were top five schools. “The schools on our list have dedicated themselves to providing students with the tools they need to earn an online certificate or degree without sacrificing quality,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “Our analysis of government data shows that these accredited North Carolina schools have stellar student services and program offerings to suit the needs of even the busiest student.” To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in North Carolina” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional metrics including financial aid availability, the number of student services, academic counseling student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in North Carolina for 2017 include the following: Appalachian State University Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Campbell University Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary East Carolina University Fayetteville State University Gardner-Webb University John Wesley University Lees-McRae College Lenoir-Rhyne University Methodist University Mid-Atlantic Christian University Montreat College North Carolina A & T State University North Carolina Central University North Carolina State University at Raleigh Pfeiffer University Piedmont International University Queens University of Charlotte Salem College St Andrews University The College at Southeastern University of Mount Olive University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina at Pembroke University of North Carolina Wilmington Wake Forest University Western Carolina University Winston-Salem State University The Best Online Two-Year Schools in North Carolina for 2017 include the following: Alamance Community College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Beaufort County Community College Bladen Community College Blue Ridge Community College Brunswick Community College Cape Fear Community College Carteret Community College Central Carolina Community College Central Piedmont Community College Cleveland Community College Coastal Carolina Community College College of the Albemarle Craven Community College Davidson County Community College Durham Technical Community College Edgecombe Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Gaston College Guilford Technical Community College Haywood Community College Lenoir Community College Mayland Community College Mitchell Community College Montgomery Community College Pamlico Community College Piedmont Community College Pitt Community College Richmond Community College Roanoke-Chowan Community College Robeson Community College Sandhills Community College South Piedmont Community College Southwestern Community College Stanly Community College Surry Community College Tri-County Community College Vance-Granville Community College Wake Technical Community College Wayne Community College Western Piedmont Community College Wilkes Community College Wilson Community College ### About Us: was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.

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