University of Phoenix and Casper College’s Agreement to Help Students Access Cost-Effective Degrees

In the summer of 2022, University of Phoenix and Casper College, based in Wyoming, announced that they had entered into an enhanced academic agreement. This agreement supports the building of transfer pathways for students who are completing their community college courses and want to progress onto higher degrees at the University. Such a transfer pathway can make earning a degree much affordable and time efficient for students.

How the 3+1 Transfer Pathway Program Works

After University of Phoenix and Casper College signed an agreement in January 2022, they entered into an agreement in July 2022 that introduced the 3+1 Transfer Pathway Program. Through this program, students at Casper College can complete the general course requirements of their upcoming degree program over three years at the community college. They can then complete their bachelor’s degree in a shorter time frame at University of Phoenix.

College students can transfer a maximum of 87 credits toward a bachelor’s degree at the University. If they transfer the full 87 credits, they only need an additional 33 credits to graduate and can complete 11 classes to graduate in as few as 14 months. At University of Phoenix, students can study one course at a time in five-week increments. They begin new courses monthly.

Aside from streamlining the time required to complete a degree, University of Phoenix has agreed to waive tuition fees for each student’s first course. This equates to a savings of $1,220. The University also offers an associate degree transfer tuition rate for all remaining courses. This means a saving of $144 per course or a savings of $1,584 for 11 courses.

Enthusiasm for Community College Partnerships

University of Phoenix Provost John Woods, Ph.D. has highlighted his enthusiasm for the University’s partnership with Casper College. “We are proud to expand our relationship with Casper College and open up a pathway for students to earn bachelor’s degrees in growing fields he said. “We are excited to support students and employees at Casper College in pursuing their education and career goals.”

Casper College Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Brandon Kosine has also reflected on the benefits that the agreement with University of Phoenix could have for students and the College’s local community. He explained that providing a high-quality, accessible, flexible education to students is a priority for Casper College, whose relationship with University of Phoenix allows the College to meet student needs while also serving the state of Wyoming.

Supporting Colleges and Communities Across the U.S.

University of Phoenix’s agreement with Casper College is just one of the community college education service agreements that it has entered into with colleges across the U.S. This way, the University can support students and communities across the nation with its online degree programs.

Other community colleges that University of Phoenix has collaborated with include Bergen Community College, the College of Southern Nevada, the College of Western Idaho, Dallas County College District, El Camino Community College, Houston Community College System, Joliet Junior College, Maricopa Community Colleges, State Center Community College District and Tarrant County College District.

University of Phoenix’s Skills-Tagged Bachelor’s Degrees

Under the agreement, students have access to affordable Bachelor of Science degrees in subjects like health management, nursing, information technology and business. University of Phoenix prides itself on offering an array of practical courses that prepare students for real-world careers in a range of industries.

University of Phoenix recognizes that workplace development can strengthen communities, which is why it aligns its practical-skills-focused courses with workforce needs. By collaborating with community colleges like Casper College, University of Phoenix contributes to the essential development of workforces in specific communities.

Furthermore, University of Phoenix offers mapped skills in 85 percent of its courses. Between October 2021 and June 2022, the University issued over 12,000 digital badges to students across undergraduate, graduate and professional development courses. These badges demonstrate practical workplace skills that align with workforce needs, which students can showcase to prospective employers via the online platform Credly.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix supports its adult and nontraditional learners by providing access to higher education. Meanwhile, the University’s degree programs can educationally prepare students for several in-demand career paths including careers in cybersecurity, nursing and business. On top of this, the University offers flexible start dates, online classes and numerous scholarship opportunities Furthermore, University of Phoenix’s Career Services for Life® commitment, which serves both active students and graduates, provides the resources needed to be prepared when entering the workforce for no additional charge. Students and graduates can access resources like resume and interview support, career guidance, and education and networking opportunities. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.

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