University Helps Graduate! Adult Learners

Philadelphia University has partnered with Graduate! Philadelphia, a local organization aiming to increase the number of college graduates in the Greater Philadelphia region.

A joint initiative of the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board and the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Graduate! Philadelphia provides adults who are interested in completing their college education and who have already earned college credit with free, ongoing support to navigate the process of returning to school.

As a partner, Philadelphia University will be recommended by Graduate! Philadelphia staff to adult learners as an academic institution offering courses that are flexible and convenient to their schedules.  The University, one of nine, local accredited colleges affiliated with the organization, will help create new pathways for working adults to reenroll in college by conducting recruitment activities and offering prospective students advice on the degree-completion process.

“Our partnership with Graduate! Philadelphia harnesses the energy and enthusiasm of many institutions that serve adult learners and it gives PhilaU a face and presence in downtown Philadelphia,” said Frank Congdon, executive director of Continuing and Professional Studies.  “Going forward, the organization will host large-scale recruiting fairs and a college ‘comeback’ web site, both of which will introduce our Continuing and Professional Studies program to potential students.”

Philadelphia University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Studies helps working adults succeed in today’s marketplace through nine, cutting-edge programs in its Accelerated BS Degree Completion Program, which holds classes on both Main Campus and at the University’s Bucks County site in Trevose, Pa.  In addition, the Office also offers a variety of non-credit, personal-enrichment courses, certificate programs and seminars/conferences for those seeking to enhance their careers.

Founded in 2005, the Graduate! Philadelphia Center is operated in partnership with the Philadelphia Education Fund, and is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the city of Philadelphia.  To learn more about the Center,
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