Monthly Archives: June 2011

Families saving through Genesee Community College Accelerated College Enrollment Program

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Learn how you can save with accelerated college enrollment. This dual credit program may be available to you in your home area. While getting your high school diploma you can be accruing college credits at a greatly reduced rate. Some students can even earn an associated degree while finishing their last two years of high school on this accelerated degree path.

The Accelerated College Enrollment (ACE) Program at Genesee Community College continues to save individual families hundreds of dollars each year by offering college credit to high school students at a fraction of the cost of traditional tuition. Throughout the region, savings add up to over $2.2 million this academic year alone. During the 2010-2011 academic year, GCC served over 3,200 high school students through its ACE programs for a total of nearly 20,000 credit hours earned. That equals about 6.25 credit hours per student

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Three-year degrees: A closer look

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Find out about some of the colleges offering accelerated programs. Here are a few that now offer students a choice from the traditional four year degrees.

In today’s Post, I discuss the middling success to date of programs that offer a bachelor’s degree in three years.

At least a dozen colleges and universities have launched three-year degrees, mostly in the last few years and in direct response to the economic downturn. Higher-education reformers have suggested the three-year degree could be a potentially potent alternative to the traditional four-year route.

The idea seems to make all kinds of sense: Students are arriving at college with more college credits than ever, thanks to the steep rise in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate study. The sticker price at private national universities is growing so high that even comparatively affluent families don’t feel they can afford it.

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Oregon Senate OKs ‘Dual Credit’ Courses Bill

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These dual credit courses allow high school students to aquire college hours while getting their high school diploma. If you are interested in an accelerated degree this is perfect for the high shcool student.

The Oregon Senate approved a bill Thursday that will give high school students a jump on college credits and expenses by requiring school districts to provide or ensure access to accelerated college credit programs, also referred to as “dual credit” courses.

Dual credit courses are those in which a high school student earns both college and high school credits.“This will help families save thousands of dollars on a college education,” said Senator Mark Hass (D-Beaverton), chair of the Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee. “When a college freshman shows up with credits in the bank, they’re not just better prepared, they’re saving money down the line.”

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MNU School of Nursing Offers an Accelerated program

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Looking for a faster way to get your degree. Well check out the accelerated college program in nursing. They also offer a scholarship program to help with finances.

MidAmerica Nazarene University School of Nursing and Health Science announced today that, for the third year in a row, it has been selected as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). During the 2011-2012 academic year, MNU will receive $50,000 to support students in the school’s accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program who are traditionally underrepresented in the field of nursing. The NCIN Scholarship Program was launched in 2008 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (NCIN) to address the national nursing shortage, develop a diverse professional nursing workforce, and fuel the pipeline of nurse faculty and leaders.

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Challenge of making college affordable

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Sandly cost are going up for up and comming student. Colleges that offer Accelerated degree programs will help tremendously with the cost due to the speed at which you can take each course. Online Acellerated degrees are quickly becomming a way to cut the high cost of a college degree. You spend less time in a course and the online courses are cheaper.

The community joined parents and other families members during graduation ceremonies at Clinton-Massie, East Clinton, Blanchester and Wilmington high schools in proudly watching local students receive their diplomas, successfully completing their high school careers. Graduation is an important day for each student, as they now look to what lies ahead.

For many of those students, their hopes and dreams rest upon the opportunity to attend college to continue their education toward a chosen career path. These young people are smart to aspire to a college education, for accelerated learning and a college degree are the closest thing to a necessity in today’s highly competitive labor market. Study after study shows that a person’s earning capacity throughout his or her lifetime is tied directly to the level of academic degree which is achieved.

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Elizabethtown College’s Accelerated Adult Degree Program Wins Inovation Award

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Accelerated Colleges are on the rise. In today’s fast paced life styles we need to be able to advice our careers quickly. Accelerated program like the one in this article allow people to do just that. They have proven it by the awards and accolades they recieve.

Elizabethtown College’s Edward R. Murphy Center for Continuing Education and Distance Learning has been selected to receive the 2011 Excellence in Innovation Award given by the Commission for Accelerated Programs (CAP), an international membership organization serving professionals who lead, teach, and conduct research in accelerated programs in higher education.

In order to be selected for this honor, institutions had to provide descriptions and examples of innovative research or practice by an individual or team resulting in significant contribution to the instruction of adult learners or to advancing service and access to nontraditional student populations. The Center was recognized for innovation in the areas of overall governance and structure, admissions and marketing, programs and delivery features, standards and assessments, and faculty development.

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