Piedmont Community College (PCC) recently joined Franklin University, an Ohio nonprofit university specializing in online degrees, in a “3+1” partnership, highlighting the shared commitment to making college more accessible and affordable. Through the partnership, PCC students have the opportunity to enhance their achievements by maximizing their associate degree credit to pursue a bachelor’s degree, while staying in their own community.

“PCC’s partnership with Franklin University allows students to save additional dollars and time with a higher number of transferable credits,” said Dr. Pamela G. Senegal, President of Piedmont Community College. “This is an incredible advantage for our students. They are in a comfortable setting with familiar instructors and free services, such as tutoring. They can stay engaged with friends through PCC activities, all while earning credits towards their 4-year degree. It’s a win-win.”

For more than 115 years, Franklin University continues to be a pioneer in educating adult students and removing barriers so ambitious adults can achieve their goals in higher education. Through Franklin’s Community College Alliance (CCA) 3+1 program, students can build upon the credits they earn at PCC by seamlessly transferring credit to Franklin. The 3+1 program saves students time and money and allows students to do as much of the third year of their bachelor’s degree as possible at Piedmont Community College – paying the PCC tuition rate instead of Franklin’s. PCC students would complete the third year of their Bachelor’s degree at PCC and the fourth year of their Bachelor’s degree through Franklin University – 100% online.

“A college degree has become a necessity for individual economic opportunity and America’s competitiveness in the global economy,” shared Dr. David Decker, President, Franklin University. “Through our Community College Alliance, we can extend access to our recent 24% reduction in undergraduate tuition and tuition guarantee, and generous transfer policy to bring a degree within reach to meet our student’s needs.”

Find information on how to maximize your Piedmont Community College credits to cut the total cost of a bachelor’s degree in half through Franklin – a private, nonprofit, and regionally accredited institution at   www.franklin.edu/cca.

For more transfer information and to learn more about the 3+1 partnership – email the Franklin University Admissions Counselor at transferinfo@franklin.edu.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit, and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides on-site course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Franklin is only one of three schools in Ohio designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

About Piedmont Community College

Piedmont Community College, a public two-year institution that provides diverse educational opportunities in a learner-centered environment, serves the citizens of Person and Caswell counties. The College’s mission focuses on assisting individuals to improve their quality of life through offering lifelong learning opportunities, as well as acting as a catalyst for economic development. Learn more at www.piedmontcc.edu.

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