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  • Breaking Barriers

    May 31, 2019

    Eleven Avila students visited Lansing Correctional Facility as part of the Restorative Relationships course, which emphasizes social justice issues related to children, family, and the community at large, with a look at the school to prison pipeline.

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  • Internships Give Avila Students Professional Advantage

    May 3, 2019

    Reaching graduation is just the first big challenge facing college students. Finding a job, or even knowing where to start looking, is the next formidable hurdle waiting for graduates when they receive their degree. But for students such as junior Colin Hendricks, that upcoming hurdle is a bit less daunting thanks to the internship opportunities and professional resources available at Avila.

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  • Find the Right College Fit

    October 11, 2018


    Just because your brother/cousin/best friend is going to State School U., doesn’t mean it’s right of you. Not all universities are created equal, and not every college is going to fit your family’s unique needs. So how do you choose? Look beyond the marketing materials and manicured lawns to these six key features to find your ideal home away from home.

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  • Top Jobs for College Bound Students

    March 20, 2018

    Considering the costs of college tuition, books, fees, and the resulting student loan debt it’s no wonder today’s college students are approaching their college careers with an eye on the future job market. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Job” Rankings are one source many students turn to for a glimpse into the future. Universities are also looking to the jobs market to see what skills employers are going to be seeking as the institutions are building and retooling degree paths.

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  • Top Ten Questions Students Ask

    January 9, 2018

    Over the years thousands of high school seniors have visited campus during Avila's ViewAU campus experience tours. For many, ViewAU was their first college campus experience. Students meet with the faculty, learn about college life from current Avila undergraduates, and ask a lot of questions. Here are their top 10.

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  • What you need to know to finish college in four years

    November 14, 2017

    When it comes to college tuition, time is money. One of the most important and impactful actions you can take to lower your college debt is to graduate on-time. It sounds simple, however, more than half of college students will take five or even six years to earn their four-year Bachelor's degree. 

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  • What college reps aren’t telling you.

    July 31, 2017

    Picking a college is a personal choice and a big decision. And despite what the campus tour guide tells you, not every college is going to be right for you. So, when you go on a college visit, don’t just visit the campus, act like you own it.

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  • Taking the risk out of transferring college credits

    June 27, 2017

    President Ron Slepitza bows with the final Avila graduate to cross the stage.

    Transferring your college credits from a community college to a four-year university can be a challenge. Articulation agreements can make all the difference between taking all of your credits with you, and leaving them behind.

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  • Health care careers top Kansas City 2016 salary list

    June 12, 2017

    pre-health students are looking to enter high paying and fast growing careers

    Based on recent salary data for Kansas City and the nation, students enrolled in pre-health programs are preparing themselves for careers in some of the highest paid, fastest growing occupations.

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  • Don't leave your community college credits behind

    June 3, 2017

    Avila's undergraduate catalog is a must read for incoming freshmen and transfer students

    Community colleges can be an affordable path to a bachelor's degree, but there are some obstacles students will need to maneuver to make sure their college credits successfully transfer to a four-year university.

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