Scranton, PA (December 27, 2013) – Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and blended education designed to address the skills gap in America, and Walden University, an accredited online university focused on helping working professionals reach their academic goals, have announced a partnership permitting employees and students of Penn Foster to pursue higher educational opportunities in programs at Walden University. The partnership will also allow students to transfer credits from Penn Foster’s associate’s degrees to bachelor’s degree programs at Walden University.
“At a time when it is harder than ever to find a job, it is important for Penn Foster to make valuable educational opportunities available to our students,” said Frank F. Britt, CEO of Penn Foster. “Our partnership with Walden University will allow our students to participate in their engaging learning community while pursuing advanced degrees at a reduced cost.”
As a result of the partnership, Penn Foster employees and students will be able to take advantage of the many quality programs offered by Walden. As a leader in online higher education, Walden University provides working professionals with opportunities to pursue bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees online. Students can transfer credits from Penn Foster towards bachelor’s degrees in accounting, business administration, childhood development, computer information systems and information technology at Walden.
About Penn Foster
Founded in 1890, Penn Foster has been a leader in career-focused distance and blended learning for more than 100 years. Since its inception, more than 13 million people have enrolled in its high school, career school and college to learn advanced skills, further their education and better position them for life success. Today, Penn Foster graduates 25,000 students yearly and enrolls more than 100,000 new students each year in programs designed to address the skills gap in middle skilled careers. Penn Foster's high-quality, affordable distance education allows students the flexibility to complete programs around their schedules with 24/7 access to a supportive online community of students and faculty. For more information, visit www. pennfoster.edu.
About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 50,000 students from all 50 states and more than 145 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 75 campus-based and online universities in 30 countries.
Walden offers more than 75 degree programs with more than 385 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.