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Partnership allows students to earn Univ. of La Verne degrees at CHC
A new partnership between Crafton Hills College (CHC) and University of La Verne (ULV) was recently signed by presidents of the two educational institutions which will allow CHC students the opportunity to earn one of three ULV bachelor’s degrees while remaining on the CHC’s Yucaipa campus.
“We want an affordable, high-quality, private university education to be within reach for students at Crafton Hills College and every other community college across the state,” University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman said. “This partnership will allow Crafton Hills College students to stay close to their homes, families, and jobs as they pursue their educational goals.”
The public-private initiative will allow CHC students to transfer into ULV’s bachelor’s degree programs in either business administration, child development or educational studies without having to leave the CHC campus in Yucaipa. Students will be able to be enrolled concurrently at both schools. They can complete lower division courses from publicly-based CHC at the same time they take upper division courses from the privately owned ULV. CHC alumni who wish to return to the Yucaipa campus for their bachelor’s degree in one of the three ULV programs are encouraged to apply.
The University of La Verne is a private, nonprofit, comprehensive institution serving more than 8,400 students at its La Verne campus and its many regional locations. ULV is located in the heart of downtown La Verne on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. CHC and ULV are approximately 41 miles.
Courses for the three ULV bachelor’s program at CHC will begin this spring. Flexible class schedules have been designed to accommodate working students. Most students will need to take 44 units from ULV to complete their bachelor’s degree.
“We’re excited to provide this opportunity for our community,” said Crafton Hills College President Wei Zhou. “This partnership will enhance our transfer rates and increase the degree completion rate in our region.”