Scottsdale, AZ. (December 30, 2013) – Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and blended education designed to address the skills gap in America, today announced a partnership with California Coast University, a pioneer in distance learning. Through Penn Foster’s participation in the University’s Education Partnership Program, its graduates will receive a 10 percent tuition discount on degree programs offered by CCU. California Coast University alumni will also have access to online courses offered through Penn Foster at a discounted rate.
“Penn Foster’s mission of providing career-oriented training to its students aligns closely with California Coast University’s goal of offering quality distance and online education to busy working adults,” said Penn Foster CEO Frank Britt. “Both institutions understand the importance of meeting the needs of these lifelong learners, who we admire for their ability to pursue their education while juggling work and family responsibilities.”
California Coast University offers undergraduate degree programs in business, management, marketing, psychology, general studies, criminal justice and healthcare. Through this partnership, Penn Foster and California Coast University students and alumni will have access to a wider variety of degree programs, while also being able to easily transfer credits between institutions.
“Partnering with Penn Foster enhances our ability to provide nontraditional students with a top-tier educational experience that they can complete on their own time and at their own pace,” said Patricia Insley, Academic Vice President of CCU. “Penn Foster’s reputation as a leader in online education combined with our expertise in distance education will ensure that our students foster a lifelong appreciation for learning.”
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 California Coast University
California Coast University was founded in 1973 to meet the needs of professional men and women from all backgrounds whose geographic, professional or personal time limitations prevented them from completing their education. Originally, the University’s goal was to offer distance learning undergraduate and graduate degree programs to working adults who were looking for a flexible way to complete their education without returning to the traditional classroom setting. This continues to be the major goal of the University, supporting new generations of students as they work towards their educational goals.