Concordia University Chicago

3+1 Degrees Save Students Money, Add Convenience

3+1 Degrees Save Students Money, Add Convenience

Save money, save time and get a degree with a 3+1 program. Today, many states, including Illinois, allow community colleges to confer bachelor degrees through innovative partnerships with four-year schools. "It's really a collaboration between a local university or a distance learning university and a community college," says Beth Hagan, executive director, Community College Baccalaureate Association. Students complete three years of coursework at a community college, and their final year is taught by a partner university, either at the community college campus or online. Instead of the traditional 2+2 program, where you attend a community college for two years than finish...