Advisor to Harvard, Georgetown to Open New Online Shropshire University - Applications Opened Oct. 25

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the demand for quality affordable education increasing and the ongoing backlash against Massive Open Online Courses for the lack of completion (New Yorker), Shropshire University announces a new online university with more than 120 courses, 12 undergraduate and 5 graduate programs, with registration opening October 25, 2014, and offering the individualized guidance that gets a student from enrollment to completion.

Founded by Dr. Sonel Y. Shropshire, former Dean at University of California Los Angeles Law School, and Loyola Marymount University, and advisor to over 350 colleges including Harvard and Georgetown, Shropshire opened the all-online Shropshire University with the goal of being affordable and accessible to all students and offering a more tailored option than what currently exists. Tuition includes professional mentors and academic advisors who are committed to the success of every student.

Says Founder and President, Dr. Sonel Y. Shropshire, "I saw a need for this." Shropshire says, "We offer a diverse, cross-cultural, and higher educational experience for students from all backgrounds, including a busy working professional, international students, stay-at-home parents, and our military personnel, among many others, which help our students thrive not only at the start line, but all the way to the finish line."

The University offers BA programs including: Nursing, Criminal Justice, Global Business Management, Psychology, Health Administration, Multicultural Relations, Information Technology, English and Creative Writing, Educational Leadership, and Philosophy and Critical Analysis; and MA Programs including: Business Management, Criminal Justice, Psychology, International Studies, and Multicultural Relations.

For more information, candidates are encouraged to visit or e-mail to

ABOUT SHROPSHIRE UNIVERSITY: Shropshire University's curriculum is taught by highly-qualified professors and instructors with extensive academic and professional backgrounds in the respective concentrations they teach.

ABOUT DR. SONEL Y. SHROPSHIRE: For nearly 20 years, Dr. Sonel Y. Shropshire has been one of the most recognizable and influential persons in higher education. He served as Dean for several colleges including UCLA, Loyola Marymount University, Texas Wesleyan University and Stetson University. Since 2006, he has been an academic consultant developing faculty, staff and student recruitment strategies for many of the country's prestigious institutions including Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois, Columbia University, Georgetown University and 358 others.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Jess Block Nerren, (909) 706-8525 Jess@FeltenMedia.comSource:Shropshire University