California community college's online degree partnerships reach beyond state's borders
- Coastline Community College in California has reached beyond the state's borders to forge partnerships with the University of Massachusetts Online, Penn State University's World Campus and the University of Illinois-Springfield, giving students low-cost, online pathways to a bachelor's degree by allowing them to simultaneously enroll at any one of the three public universities.
- The partnership is expected to go live next spring, and its leaders hope it can serve as a model for meeting student demand at California's community colleges, where hundreds of thousands of students have been turned away as a result of budget cuts.
- The new online degrees may allow Coastline to enroll 10,000 more students, cutting its wait list in half.
From the article:
California's Coastline Community College is set to create low-cost, online bachelor's degree pathways where students can enroll simultaneously at one of three public universities, none of which are in California. The new partnership between Coastline and the University of Massachusetts Online, Penn State University's World Campus and the University of Illinois-Springfield should go live next spring. ...
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