New Partnership Provides Opportunities to Earn a SU Degree Online
For Immediate Release
REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University and Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University are proud to announce a new 2+2 partnership that will allow students in Redding, the Sacramento/North State region, and across the U.S. to obtain a bachelor's degree from Simpson University through a combination of online or evening classes.
The Simpson 2+2 program offers students the opportunity to take their lower-division and elective classes online with Ivy Bridge College before transferring to the university's ASPIRE program to complete their degree.
"Our curriculum plan calls for expansion of Simpson's academic programs into new sites, and via new delivery methods," said Simpson University Provost Dr. Stanley Clark. "The partnership with Ivy Bridge College is an important step forward with regard to both priorities. This partnership will enable us to serve an ever-widening circle of students in the on-line learning environment."
Simpson University has a long history of serving the community through innovative non-traditional programs and course offerings. The university started its popular ASPIRE degree-completion program in 1989, as a way to provide working adults who had some previously earned college credits with a convenient way to complete their bachelor's degree. Through the ASPIRE program's evening, Saturday, and online classes, Redding residents can join a close-knit community of students and earn their degree in as little as 16 months.
"The strategic alliance with Ivy Bridge College creates another avenue for students to complete their bachelor's degree through Simpson University's ASPIRE Program," said President Larry McKinney. "The online delivery provides access to education for students beyond the local region, extending the influence and brand of Simpson University."
The Simpson 2+2 program offers four majors that students complete through a combination of evening and online courses. The majors include a bachelor of arts in liberal studies, psychology, or business and human resources management. And in addition, for the first time, students in Redding and all over the U.S. can earn a B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Simpson entirely through online courses.
"We're thrilled to have Simpson University as a new partner," said Scott Lomas, Ivy Bridge College's Director of Higher Education. "Being able to offer students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree completely online is something we're really excited about."
To find out more about the Simpson 2+2 program visit: http://ivybridge.tiffin.edu/simpson.
About Altius Education and Ivy Bridge College
Altius Education is creating a new model for U.S. higher education focused on student success. The company's joint venture approach brings together the best of non-profit and for-profit education, creating a student-centric university ecosystem that guides students of all ages and backgrounds to positive outcomes. The foundation of this unique system is Ivy Bridge College, created in partnership with Tiffin University. Ivy Bridge is America's transfer college, providing a direct path and support services for students to pursue an associate's degree online, then transfer to one of nearly 100 public and private four-year partner institutions across the United States. Headquartered in San Francisco, with operations in Ohio, Altius is funded by Maveron, Spark Capital and Charles River Ventures. To find out more about Altius Education, visit http://www.altiused.com/.
Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson's academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson's recent curriculum expansion includes degrees in biology, nursing, outdoor leadership, and a master's degree in counseling psychology. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.
Contact: SU Public Relations