The U.S. Public University System Partners with California Community Colleges to Help More Students Obtain Affordable Bachelor Degrees Online at American Public University and American Military University
Agreement highlights shared commitment to provide accessible, inclusive and relevant higher education
CITY OF CHARLES, W.Va., 20 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – American Public University System (APUS) and the Office of the Chancellor of California Community Colleges have signed an agreement allowing graduates to California Associate’s Degree for Transfer (ADT) programs from 116 community colleges to seamlessly transition to APUS as a junior – without loss of credit. These students can pursue their bachelor’s degree online in one of 38 different academic tracks at the American Military University and the American Public University of APUS.
Under the MoU, eligible individuals Californian community University graduates – those who earned their Associate of Arts degree for transfer or Associate of Science degree for transfer – now have the opportunity to earn a relevant, high-quality bachelor’s degree online at APUS. The 38 tracks include many popular programs including criminal justice, accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship, hotel management, public health, sports and health sciences, information technology and space studies, among others.
“We are thrilled to offer so much depth and choice to graduates of California community colleges so that they can pursue their goal, ”said APUS President Dr. Wade Digue. “This agreement reinforces our long-standing commitment to helping learners of all backgrounds succeed while maximizing the return on their educational investment.”
Having obtained an associate’s degree, Californian community College students will only need an additional 60 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree at APUS. Since APUS accepts up to 90 transfer credits, these students may be able to apply an additional 30 credits to the more than 220 APUS diplomas and certificates beyond their associate degree.
“The California Community College System is delighted to offer our students the added flexibility to pursue their bachelor’s degree from any location while attending APUS,” said Acting Chancellor of California Community Colleges. Marguerite Gonzales. “As we continue to deal with COVID-19, our students have an additional transfer option to continue their education online at an institution that will help them prepare for the labor demands of our state and our region. nation and who is strongly dedicated to student success just like we are. “
Data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that American workers with an associate’s degree in 2020 earned a median salary of $ 55,870, or about $ 17,000 more than those with a high school diploma or equivalent, while workers with a bachelor’s degree earned a median salary of $ 78,020.
About the American public university system
American Public University System, recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and five-time OLC Effective Practice Award recipient, offers over 200 degree and certificate programs in online through American Military University, the # 1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military and veterans *, and American Public University. Approximately 110,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS’s accessible and relevant curriculum and flexible online delivery model. APUS is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI). For more information, visit www.apus.edu.
* Based on Department of Defense tuition assistance for fiscal year 2019 and Veterans Administration student enrollment data as reported by Military Times, 2020.
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