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Citadel News Service
20 Sep 2007

Citadel graduate program gets new name

After two years of planning, The Citadel’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies name has been changed to The Citadel Graduate College. Changing the name will help people more closely identify and recognize an important part of The Citadel.

“When someone is thinking of graduate school, The Citadel Graduate College is a name that is easily recognizable and catches your attention,” said Maj. Gen. Arthur Baiden, chairman of The Citadel Board of Visitors.

Students attending The Citadel Graduate College make up 37 percent of The Citadel’s student body. The undergraduate South Carolina Corps of Cadets comprises 2,036 students this fall.

While the name has changed, The Citadel Graduate College mission has not. The mission is to provide the citizens of the Lowcountry with opportunities for higher education and professional development through a broad range of educational programs.

“The Citadel Graduate College will continue to help Lowcountry residents further their education and study with first-rate faculty just as it has for more than 40 years,” said Allison Love, CGPS ’93 and member of The Citadel Board of Visitors.

Established in 1966 as the Evening College with undergraduate programs, graduate programs were introduced in 1968. In 1994, it became The College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

The Citadel Graduate College remains dedicated to the education of adult students and contributing to the excellence of The Citadel. The college offers 19 graduate degree programs, three undergraduate degree programs and one graduate certificate program.

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