As community colleges struggle with over-crowding
and a lack of funding
, for-profit colleges are offering to help, giving community college students the opportunity to earn transferable credits at low tuition rates.
Kaplan’s Online Courses Can Count Towards Community College Degrees
The Wall Street Journal
reports that Kaplan University, a for-profit college owned by the Washington Post Co., is offering California community college students the option of taking courses at its online schools. These credits can be applied towards a degree at their home campuses.
In addition, the newly created Community College Connections program will allow students to take Kaplan’s online courses at a 42% discount, which will make the cost of courses similar to that of a community college course.
Kaplan will also allow graduates of California’s community colleges to transfer
to one of its degree programs and complete their bachelor’s degrees
at a 10% discount, according to the Wall Street Journal
Community College Credits Count Towards B.A. Degrees at Bridgepoint
Meanwhile, Ashford University, which is operated by Bridgepoint Education Inc., is signing articulation agreements with a number of community colleges and public universities and colleges. The articulation agreements usually outline that students transferring from the community college or public university may transfer up to 90 credits towards earning their degrees from Ashford University.
A press release
issued by Bridgepoint indicates that Ashford University has signed 38 such articulation agreements and formed alliances with 138 community colleges and four-year universities.
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. offers its courses through two institutions – Ashford University
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