QUINCY – The town’s community college, run by the municipality, will soon begin awarding bachelor’s degrees in four years.
The decision to add a bachelor’s degree in business administration to the two-year college offerings is part of an effort to help stabilize the school, which has seen declining enrollment and financial difficulties.
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“This is undoubtedly a defining moment in the history of Quincy College,” said Richard DeCristofaro, President of Quincy College in a report. “Nothing is more important than strengthening our commitment to the ideals of access and affordability, and the unique opportunity to offer students a bachelor’s degree program really sets us apart among two-year institutions in the state. . “
Because Quincy College is independent from the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges, it can offer four-year degrees, unlike other community colleges.
The program will be offered in person and online.
College officials have been striving to offer a four-year degree for about a decade. The school this year received approval from the state Department of Higher Education and the Commission on Higher Education of New England – a regional accrediting institution – to offer the degree.
Enrollment for third year classes in business management, the college’s most popular subject, will begin in January. Quincy College officials hope to attract students from across the state looking for an affordable business management degree.
âI look forward to an exciting new level of engagement with our business management students and providing them with more direct and guided pathways to achieve their educational goals,â said Servet Yatin, the rector of the college, in a communicated.
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