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Saint Paul College and Herzing University Partner-Up with DEGREE UP to Provide Flexible Path to Bachelor’s Degrees

Students with an associate degree in Accounting AAS or Health Information Technology AAS from Saint Paul College now have a new, more flexible option to achieve a bachelor’s degree thanks to a partnership announced with Herzing University.

DEGREE UP provides a student-centered, affordable educational opportunity for Saint Paul College students. Following students’ completion of an associate degree and application to DEGREE UP, they can pursue credit from both institutions simultaneously including additional courses through Saint Paul College. This partnership allows students to get educational training while taking advantage of the community college tuition rate for many of the required courses. “This collaboration represents another useful pathway for our students as they pursue their academic goals,” said Saint Paul College Dean of Health Sciences and Service Programs, Brendan L. Ashby

DEGREE UP students are now able to take their courses from Herzing University online or at one of Herzing’s brick-and-mortar campuses, such as in Minneapolis, allowing them to stay and finish their bachelor’s degree in-state. The end result is a bachelor’s degree from Herzing University in as little as four years.

“This partnership represents the ongoing collaboration of the two year community and technical colleges to partner with our private university partners to offer pathways for our students to continue their journey,” states Frank D. Braswell, Dean for Business, Career and Technical Education Programs

For Herzing University, the DEGREE UP program serves as a nationwide model for career-focused education.

“We want to give all students an equal opportunity to pursue competitive, career-ready degrees,” said Herzing University President Renee Herzing. “Everyone should be able to earn a bachelor’s degree in the most efficient manner possible, without having to worry about a difficult transition between schools.”

For more information about DEGREE UP go to: www.herzing.edu/degreeup

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