Staying on track to graduate
Most of our degrees can be completed in 2 years if you stay on track with your academic plan. Let us help you find the right plan for you that keeps your goals in focus!
Why should I worry about how many credits I take?
Statistics show that students who earn 15 credits per semester are more likely to finish college on time and earn better grades.
Of course you can take less and still receive scholarships and funding. But taking 15 credits a semester (or 30 credits a year) accelerates your graduation, saves money overall, and increases your chances of achieving your personal and professional goals.
Top 5 reasons to complete your degree on time
- It is estimated that by 2020, 65 percent of all jobs will require a college degree and the true ratio of jobs in our economy is 1:2:7. For every occupation that requires a master’s degree or more, two professional jobs require a university degree, and there are over half a dozen jobs requiring a 1-year certificate or 2-year degree; and each of these technicians are in very high-skilled areas that are in great demand. This ratio is a fundamental to all industries. It was the same in 1950, the same in 1990, and will be the same in 2030.
- Those with a college degree typically earn one-third more than those with only a high school diploma - and unemployment rates for college grads are 30 percent lower.
- Students who complete a degree quickly have less debt.
- 80% of transfer students who earned an associate degree first completed a bachelor's degree or persisted at a four-year institution.
- Don't assume you will have the time and resources to return to college later. A degree or certificate earned now will pay dividends throughout your career and life.