She earned her baccalaureate degree
in English at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.
Scholarships range from $500 to a maximum of $2,000 per year up to four years of college undergraduate study, or until baccalaureate degree
requirements are completed, whichever occurs first.
The existence of such baccalaureate degree
programs in the transfer area of the community college would also have numerous advantages for students who will transfer to four-year colleges.
The economic advantage to baccalaureate degree
holders remains substantial, with college graduates averaging a million dollars more in lifetime earnings than high school graduates.
IHEP's Jane Wellman studied community college-baccalaureate transfer and concluded that for students of color, "The biggest single reason for the difference in baccalaureate degree
completion is that the majority of students of color who attend postsecondary education initially enroll in public community colleges and do not transfer to complete the baccalaureate degree
Public Act 05-245 called for the establishment of a committee to assess pathways to baccalaureate degree
programs in early childhood education; make recommendations to increase access to initial certification in early childhood or child development; and make recommendations for strengthening articulation between two-year and four-year early childhood education or child development programs.
The Baccalaureate Access Task Force was charged with examining the extent of the baccalaureate access issues in Illinois, examining options for addressing any issues that are identified during the examination, and making recommendations to the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) on what the Illinois community college position should be related to baccalaureate degree
Building on the success of the game and simulation programming (GSP) baccalaureate degree
program at 11 of its campuses nationwide, DeVry University (NYSE:DV) announced it will offer the GSP degree program online beginning in spring 2006.
Several decades later, a six-year pilot project in Alberta led the way in the development of Canada's "applied baccalaureate degree
"--or baccalaureate degrees
given by community colleges.
The results of this study offer an opportunity to assess the value of a baccalaureate degree
at a time when sample members are becoming established in their careers.
The CCBA Web site explains, "The purpose is to promote better access to the baccalaureate degree
on community college campuses, and to serve as a resource for information on various models for accomplishing this purpose.
Candidates who complete the curriculum and meet all exit requirements may transfer the credit hours within the approved curriculum to four year institutions and apply all approved courses to a baccalaureate degree
in teacher education.