Published on 2012/11/02

Louisiana Develops Degree Program for Adults

Meeting the future’s workforce needs will require a number of adults to enroll in higher education and earn their degree. One group of adults that are closer than most others in attaining a certification are those that started college but did not complete a program.

The state of Louisiana has developed an online program to encourage the 600,000 adults in the state who have gone to college but not finished their degrees to re-enroll and earn a certification. The new program is the result of a collaborative effort between the nine campuses of the University of Louisiana system aimed at adults who have 60 credit hours—approximately two years of college—under their belts.

The bachelor of arts degree will have relevant ties to a variety of career fields, and draws concentrations from programs already in existence across the system.

“The system-wide organizational leadership degree is a cost-efficient collaborative that will benefit higher education in Louisiana and the state’s workforce,” Joseph Savoie, the president of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, told The Advertiser. “UL Lafayette’s concentration in Health and Wellness will positively impact Louisiana citizens’ quality of life.”

The system’s Board of Supervisors gave final approval for the program and have set a rate of $325 per credit hour.

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