BELLEVUE, NEB./ DECEMBER 13, 2018 (STL.News)
In its ongoing pursuit of preparing students for lifelong career success while making college affordable, Bellevue University has partnered with OnlineDegree.com to lower the total cost of education and remove known impediments for adults to access higher education. The partnership allows prospective Bellevue University students to complete general education courses at OnlineDegree.com, tuition-free and completely self-paced. This will enable anyone across the country to take initial steps toward their degree, and potentially save thousands of dollars in the process.
OnlineDegree.com is a rapidly growing education platform where students can receive units toward their college degree completely, free. Working adults are able take various online general education courses without the normal applications, admission exams, or tuition that would be commonplace with traditional institutions. Created by startup veterans and leading academics to help more people go back to school, OnlineDegree.com prepares adults for higher education and works with participating accredited universities to award transfer credit for successful completion of the courses. The approach provides working adults the opportunity to pursue higher education without experiencing conflict with their job or schedule, and lowers the overall cost of education.
“Working adults typically have personal obligations and cost concerns that prevent them from taking the first step with college,” says Grant Aldrich, Founder of OnlineDegree.com. “By solving those known issues, we’re making the dream of a college degree a reality for everyone.”
More than 50 years after its founding, Bellevue University has grown and established itself as one of the worldwide leaders in adult education, enrolling nearly 10,000 students in 2018. Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Bellevue University was one of the first accredited institutions to offer online degree programs in 1996, and the first to offer a Master of Business Administration degree online. With over 70 degrees to choose from in high- growth career fields, as well as certificates for career advancement, the University allows busy adults to complete a degree on their own schedule, and in less time.
“Bellevue University’s partnership with OnlineDegree.com demonstrates our commitment to every person who is looking to build a brighter future through education, as well as our willingness to disrupt traditional education to ensure that our students continue to thrive,” said James Nekuda, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships. “This partnership is a natural extension of our demonstrated excellence at meeting the needs of adult learners.”
“Even though demand to improve employability and learn modern skill sets is at an all-time high, adults have instead chosen higher education alternatives in greater numbers,” says Aldrich. “Our solution uniquely fits the needs of today’s working adults, and will make the choice of attending college that much easier.”
For more information, students can visit https://www.onlinedegree.com/how-it-works/ or visit the announcement and details at the Bellevue website at http://www.bellevue.edu/
About Bellevue University
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 50,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military-friendly and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
On a mission to make higher education more affordable and accessible for everyone, OnlineDegree.com is a team of startup veterans and leading academics who believe everyone should have the ability to go to college. Through its free platform, students can explore different courses and subjects on their own schedule, be better prepared for college-level coursework, and could receive college credits toward their degree at participating universities throughout the United States. Working adults now have a bridge to start their path back to school regardless of their finances or busy schedules. https://www.onlinedegree.com/about-us/.