Many individuals are seeking new ways earn a postsecondary education in a short amount of time to enter the workforce. When traditional and online educational institutions forge agreements to allow credit transfers, it can help students graduate faster and embark on a career path of their choice.
Recently, Ashford University created agreements with San Diego City College and Mira Costa College to allow students to apply credits to their online degree programs. Ashford University offers graduate and undergraduate degrees to distance learners who are looking for a way to obtain a postsecondary education at their own pace.
“The two schools collectively represent a student body of 36,500 [people],”said Mark Young, director of academic partnerships for Ashford University. “Making Ashford University’s four-year programs available to those students will put full degrees within reach for many.”
Students from San Diego City College and Mira Costa College will be eligible to transfer up to 90 credits to Ashford University to pursue a degree. The goal of the pact is to help more individuals finish their schooling in a short amount of time and advance in their careers.
Approximately 90 percent of high-wage jobs that will be created within the next decade are expected require some postsecondary education, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.