Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 29, 2013                      Contact: Sherry Mercurio, Director Public Relations

Franklin University, 614.947.6581, mercuris@franklin.edu

West Hills College Student Receives Bachelor’s

Degree through Online Completion Program

COLUMBUS, OH – A West Hills College student was awarded a bachelor’s degree at a commencement ceremony Sunday, May 12, 2013. However, the degree awarded was not from West Hills College, but rather from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.

The graduate, Javier Cazares – Business Administration (Resides:  Coalinga, CA, 93210) completed his bachelor degree by participating in a unique educational alliance between West Hills College and Franklin University. The bachelor’s degree completion program allows students in the U.S. to combine on campus coursework at their local community college with online classes through Franklin to complete their degree.

West Hills College is one of more than nearly 270 community colleges across the U.S. that has formed an educational alliance with Franklin University. The Community College Alliance was established to provide students the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree online while remaining in their community.  Bachelor’s degrees are available in: Accounting, Allied Healthcare Management, Applied Management, Applied Psychology, Business Administration, Business Economics, Business Forensics, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice Administration, eMarketing, Financial Management, Financial Planning, Forensic Accounting, Healthcare Information Management, Healthcare Management, Human Resources Management, Information Security, Information Systems Auditing, Information Technology, Interactive Media Design, Interdisciplinary Studies, Management, Management Information Sciences, Marketing, Nursing*, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Public Administration, Public Relations, Public Safety Management, Safety, Security & Emergency Management, Social Media Design, and Web Development.  An innovative 17-month online MBAalso is available. (Please note:  Program availability varies by state.  ) *This degree program is restricted to students with current RN licenses.   

Adults have responded enthusiastically to the convenient online format and the ability to fit classes into their daily schedule.  Students also have the benefit of belonging to two schools at one time. They can access Franklin’s resources in addition to the resources of West Hills College.  Franklin’s resources include academic advising, a help desk and a library system. Each student also is assigned a Student Services Associate who provides support and guidance by answering questions about transcripts, financial aid or even how to purchase textbooks.

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, more than 11,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, at regional locations in Beavercreek, Ohio and Indianapolis, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (with four new graduate programs available Winter 2013) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at www.franklin.edu

 
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