Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Community College Bachelor's Degree

Howard Community College has teamed up with an online university to offer a real-live bachelor's degree program, according to this release. There are 15 degree programs on the list and the price is right, $250 a credit ($114 a credit for HCC classes). Excelsior College, a private nonprofit school based in Albany, NY, will accept up to 90 credits from HCC.

The Sun says HCC students typically attend the community college for two years, earning 60 credits for an associate's degree. Under the new partnership, students will be able to remain at HCC for an additional 30 credits if they plan to pursue a degree through Excelsior.

Excelsior used to be known as Regents College, and it has 28,000 students nationwide.

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