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State Approves New Bachelor's Degree Granting Institution

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There’s a new school where Rhode Islanders can receive a Bachelor’s degree. The school is aimed at students working to complete a degree they started...

There’s a new school where Rhode Islanders can receive a Bachelor’s degree. The school is aimed at students working to complete a degree they started but haven’t finished.

The Providence-based program is called College Unbound, a private non-profit school.  It serves returning students, who have some college experience but never graduated.  The school has been operating in conjunction with Roger Williams University in Bristol, and currently works with the online school Charter Oak State College, based in Connecticut. Now, the school will be able to independently confer its own Bachelor’s.

Commissioner of Postsecondary Education, Jim Purcell said the council approved the school to help fill a growing need for degree completion programs.

"In this state, we’ve got one-in-five Rhode Islanders that have some college and no degree, this is an entity that is seeking to try to address that issue," said Purcell.

College Unbound will grant a business degree in Organizational Leadership and Change.

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State Approves New Bachelor's Degree Granting Institution
State Approves New Bachelor's Degree Granting Institution