Being able to attend college locally at NCI to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in social work has been a dream come true. Many doors have opened for me, and I’ve made a few amazing friends along the way!
I see NCI as a gateway to first-time students who are looking for an affordable education and a pathway for second-career students like myself, looking to pursue "a ship that we thought had sailed." It’s never too late to become what we might have been.
NCI is priceless to me. I have met people here that I will never forget. NCI is a big part of our community and without this great partnership with Longwood, I may not have been able to earn my degree.
I have really enjoyed my time at NCI. I am so thankful to have had the chance to stay local yet still be able to get a quality education. NCI has opened many doors for me and has given me the opportunity to make many friendships along the way.
NCI has allowed me to accomplish my dream of completing a bachelor’s degree here at home. I have four children and going away to a traditional college campus was impossible for me. Thank you NCI for being a blessing to me and our community.
My experience at Longwood University through New College Institute was amazing because I have gained inspiring and supportive friends who share the same passion to become influential change agents in this community. I am grateful for the educational opportunity that NCI has given me and the doors that they have opened.
NCI gave me the opportunity to get my bachelor’s degree in my own community. I am proud to be part of NCI’s legacy.
Even though I am taking my classes at NCI, we are governed by the same social work code of ethics as every other BSW program. The program is not any easier, but it’s close to home with a flexible class schedule so that working moms and dads can graduate.
Leigh Ann McGuire
I would highly recommend the Longwood program at NCI if you want a college experience but would like to stay close to home. Here, you are a real Longwood student. I have gotten a lot of the same college experiences that my friends who went away to college are getting.
NCI has assisted me tremendously in reaching my career goals. Without NCI, I would be unable to attend college, work, and be a mother. I never thought I could get my Bachelor’s degree, but NCI is making that possible. Now, thanks to NCI, I have a new set of goals to work towards.
Because of NCI's convenient location and scheduling of classes on nights and weekends, I was able to complete my Master's Degree without leaving Martinsville. Now, I am returning to pursue an endorsement to further my career in public education.
I have been blessed with many wonderful staff members, instructors, and classmates at NCI who have helped me in my efforts to finish my degree. Because NCI empowered me to “Stay close and go far,”
I never felt like I was a number in the classroom at New College Institute. With the help of the New College Institute and its valuable resources and faculty, I have been able to receive a four year bachelor’s degree without paying a single penny out of pocket.
The impact of NCI on my life has been significant. This institution provided me a path to obtaining an undergraduate degree. Something I never thought I would possess.
My participation in this program has provided a rich and rigorous educational experience for enhancing my personal and professional development.
With a full-time job, a family, and many community obligations, I could not have earned my master's degree without the convenience and opportunity offered by New College Institute.