MTSU ANNOUNCES NEW ADULT DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM
June 1, 2007 CONTACT: David Foster, 615-898-5033; firstname.lastname@example.org Tom Tozer, 615-898-5131
MURFREESBORO—Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Continuing Education and Distance Learning has established a new Adult Degree Completion Program, which will enable adults who have left college prior to finishing to earn a degree quickly and affordably. The ADCP is applicable to any degree offered by the college. Students have the choice of taking courses online, on campus or in combination. The program is individually customized so that each student works with the ADCP director and his or her academic advisor to select the most appropriate program. “There are more than 60,000 Tennesseans who have completed at least 30 hours of college and who can benefit tremendously from completing their degrees,” said Lance Ikard, ADCP director. “The average worker with a bachelor’s degree earns nearly $240,000 more during his or her career than those without one.” Dr. Mike Boyle, dean of the College of Continuing Education and Distance Learning, adds, “New technologies and alternative methods of earning credit have facilitated an environment in which someone who’s willing to work at it can complete a degree while continuing to meet work and family responsibilities. With MTSU entering this arena, it has greatly reduced the cost for most employees and employers compared to the for-profit or private-school alternatives. Our goal is to allow students to get a degree as quickly and efficiently as possible,” Boyle said. Program details can be found on the web at http://www.mtsu.edu/adcp/, and appointments with the ADCP director may be scheduled by calling (615) 848-2177.
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