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.

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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Students who complete a degree quickly have less debt.
  4. 80% of transfer students who earned an associate degree first completed a bachelor's degree or persisted at a four-year institution.
  5. 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.