Purdue University Global, OnlineDegree.com Partner to Make Higher Education More Affordable in Light of COVID-19
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Global has partnered with OnlineDegree.com to provide adults across the country with access to more affordable and flexible college education in light of COVID-19.
The partnership allows prospective Purdue Global students to meet certain general education requirements through self-paced online courses from OnlineDegree.com and do so tuition-free. Not only can students benefit from a significant reduction in education costs, but it helps overcome traditional barriers that often prevent mature students from continuing their education.
“Purdue University Global prides itself on providing our students with an exceptional and flexible education that develops their skills and advances their careers,” said Jon Harbor, principal of Purdue Global. “Our partnership with OnlineDegree.com is another path to Purdue Global that makes higher education even more accessible and allows us to help even more mature students achieve their career goals.”
OnlineDegree.com is an innovative learning platform in the ed-tech space of higher education that gives anyone the opportunity to test the college experience and receive college credit toward their degree at no cost. Working adults, who are often reluctant to approach college due to general anxieties, financial concerns, and restrictive job responsibilities, can start working to graduate without the need or expense of traditional applications, exams. entry fee or upfront fee. OnlineDegree.com works with participating accredited universities to award transfer credits for course completion by students.
“The aftermath of COVID-19 has left millions of people unemployed across the country who need new skills and education,” said Grant Aldrich, founder of OnlineDegree.com. “Purdue Global is already a recognized institutional leader in providing excellent adult-centered education. Our partnership in these difficult times will make this high quality education even more accessible to people across the country who desperately need it. “
Through the partnership with OnlineDegree.com, prospective Purdue Global students will have up to 44 credit units available that could be applied towards their degree, reducing their cost and time to complete their degree.
About Purdue University Global
Purdue University Global provides personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility that they need to achieve their career goals. It offers personalized pathways for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, depending on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits, and other considerations, no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global serves 34,000 students (as of April 2021), most of whom graduate online. Purdue Global is a Higher Learning Commission accredited, public, nonprofit university. It is affiliated with the flagship institution of Purdue University, a leading public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates regional campuses in Fort Wayne and northwest Indiana, as well as science, engineering, and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, visit purdueglobal.edu.
With the goal of making higher education more affordable and accessible to all, OnlineDegree.com is a team of startup veterans and top academics who believe everyone should have the opportunity to go to college. . Through its free platform, students can test different courses and subjects on their own schedule, be better prepared for college courses, and could receive college credit toward their degree at participating universities across the United States. Working adults now have a bridge back to school, regardless of their finances or busy schedules.
Media Contact, Purdue Global: Tom Schott, 765-427-1721, [email protected]
Media Contact, OnlineDegree.com: Press team
Sources: Jon Harbor