Accelerated Degree Programs for Working Adults

Albright College (PA)

The Degree Start and Degree Completion programs at Albright College are accelerated degree programs for working adults and provide a convenient route to earning or completing a degree. Degree Start allows students to earn the general studies portion of their bachelor's degree in as little as two years, while working full time. After two years, students can transfer to Albright's Accelerated Degree Completion Program (DCP) or a traditional Albright daytime degree program.

The college's Bridge Program helps working adults (23 years of age or older) earn the general studies credits needed for acceptance into the Degree Completion Program. It also assists currently enrolled DCP students who need additional credits to complete their degree requirements. DCP allows adult students to complete the last two years of their bachelor's degree in approximately two years while working full time. Some 600 students are currently enrolled in nine locations. All students are eligible for financial aid.

Bottom Line:  The average GPA of an accelerated degree student is nearly 3.2. The retention rate in 2008-09 was 87 percent. Enrollment has grown 34 percent over the last year.

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