Last updated on July 7th, 2019 at 02:44 pm
Herzing University, based in Menomonee Falls, has opened up a new pathway for select technical and community college students to complete a bachelor’s degree remotely.
Through the university’s “Degree Up” initiative, the school will allow technical and community college students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Herzing University while continuing their studies at their current institution.
The degree program will be available to students attending schools that Herzing University has established partnerships with, which includes Kenosha’s Gateway Technical College; Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids; Madison College in Madison; Terra State Community College in Fremont, Ohio; and Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio.
Once a student of a partnering college completes an associate degree, he or she can apply to Degree Up and, after acceptance, can fulfill credits at both institutions.
Students have the option of taking Herzing University courses online toward their bachelor degree. Courses completed toward a bachelor degree through a community or technical college will cost students the tuition rate of that college.
Credits acquired through the program can also count toward a master’s degree.
“Every time we partner with a community or technical college, we’re giving thousands more students a flexible and accessible path toward expanding their education and career opportunities by earning a bachelor’s degree,” Herzing University president Renee Herzing said in an announcement. “We’re extremely proud to be able to offer the opportunity for advanced degrees at a very local level.”
Herzing University is a private nonprofit school comprised of 11 campuses in eight states as well as a continuing education division and an online division.