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Thomas Edison partners with Ocean County College on bachelor's pathway

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Under the partnership with Ocean County College, students can select from six degree program pathways at Thomas Edison State University.
Under the partnership with Ocean County College, students can select from six degree program pathways at Thomas Edison State University. - ()

Thomas Edison State University has partnered with Ocean County College to create an affordable dual admission enrollment program to allow students pursuing select associate degrees to enroll simultaneously in a Thomas Edison bachelor’s degree program.

Under the partnership, students can select from six degree program pathways at Thomas Edison, encompassing associate and bachelor’s degrees in business/general management, computer science, criminal justice, information technology, liberal studies and psychology. In addition to online courses, students in the program can use Thomas Edison’s prior learning assessments to validate professional training and certifications or the college-level expertise they already possess for credits toward their degree programs.

“We are excited to partner with OCC to provide a flexible, online degree completion program to their students and alumni,” said Juliette Punchello, senior director of Recruitment and Enrollment Services at Thomas Edison. “The program’s tuition model makes it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years for less than $20,000. Improving access to accredited, cost-effective degree programs is central to this partnership and to both institutions’ missions.”

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David Hutter grew up in Darien, Conn., and covers higher education, transportation and manufacturing for NJBIZ. He can be reached at dhutter@njbiz.com.

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