What makes this program truly innovative is its use of open education resources as a key source of study material...these free resources help keep student expenses down" - Excelsior College President John F. Ebersole.
Albany, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2012
Today, Excelsior College announced the launch of its new, innovative $10,000 pathway to a bachelor’s degree. A regionally accredited, nonprofit leader in distance and online learning, Excelsior College is the first educational institution to offer this price-guaranteed degree.
Ideal for those who thrive in an independent-study environment, this program provides adult learners with a quality, flexible and affordable means to earn a primarily examinations-based bachelor’s degree in liberal studies. In addition to the program’s guaranteed cost, students using this approach will have a full complement of student support services, including unlimited tutoring, access to Excelsior College’s Career Center and Excelsior’s online library provided in collaboration with the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University.
“Excelsior has been a pioneer in credit by examination for more than 40 years,” said Dr. John Ebersole, president of Excelsior College. “What makes this program truly innovative is its use of open education resources as a key source of study material for students. Not only do these free resources help keep student expenses down, they engage students in learning subject matter from some of the world’s leading colleges and universities.”
According to a 2011 survey by the Zogby organization, 70% of America’s business leaders viewed credit by examination as a solution to help reduce the cost of a college education. “Excelsior has applied its expertise in credit by examination toward the development of this new opportunity as another way we can help the 37 million Americans who have some college but no degree to achieve their educational goals,” said Ebersole.
Excelsior College breaks down obstacles, including time, cost and distance, that have historically prevented adult learners from earning a college degree. By offering prospective students a guaranteed maximum cost of $10,000, Excelsior College continues its history of innovation in meeting their educational needs.
Through Excelsior College’s $10,000 degree program students can earn a bachelor’s degree in the following: BA in Liberal Studies with an area of focus in Psychology or Sociology; BS in Liberal Studies with areas of focus in Administrative/Management Studies or Health Professions; and BS in Liberal Studies in Psychology or Sociology. Enrollment opened today in the $10,000 degree options.
For more information on any of Excelsior College's programs, interested individuals can contact an admissions counselor toll free at 877-542-4133 or visit its website at http://www.10kdegree.excelsior.edu.
About Excelsior College
Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers more efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs. Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and made college credit recommendations for Excelsior College® Examinations and UExcel® Exams.