Southern New Hampshire University Partners with Pennsylvania Community Colleges

Council member Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) signed an agreement to allow students graduating from Pennsylvania community colleges to earn their bachelor’s degrees from SNHU online.

The agreement, signed between SNHU and the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, a nonprofit representing 14 community colleges across Pennsylvania, would make it less expensive for these students to attend SNHU than almost every other in-state public institution. The deal represents a move toward statewide agreements between higher education institutions.  SNHU alone has already formed partnerships with community college systems in Massachusetts and Kentucky.

“Based on our data, our students will pay a rate lower than nearly any publicly available option in the state,” depending on the student’s program of study and credit load, said Elizabeth Bolden, president of the commission. She said that the new program “is important because higher education affordability is often a barrier for students who want a bachelor’s degree.”

The Council congratulates SNHU on its efforts to expand and promote access to higher education around the country. Read more in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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