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Purdue Global makes it easy for US adults to upskill and grow their careers

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Get one step closer to becoming a college graduate despite a pandemic on hand.


By U2B Staff 

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Purdue University Global has partnered with edtech platform OnlineDegree.com to offer adults in the US access to a more affordable and flexible college education in light of the pandemic. The partnership allows prospective Purdue Global students to satisfy certain general education requirements through OnlineDegree.com’s self-paced online courses and to do so tuition-free. 

This helps students enjoy a significant reduction in educational costs, as well as overcome traditional barriers that often inhibit adult students from pursuing their degree.

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OnlineDegree.com is a higher education learning platform that gives anyone the ability to test-drive the college experience and receive college credit toward their degree at no charge. 

Through this, working adults who may be reluctant to approach college due to general anxieties, financial concerns and restrictive work responsibilities, can begin working toward their degree without going through traditional applications, entrance exams or initial costs. 

OnlineDegree.com works with participating accredited universities to award transfer credit for students’ completion of the courses.

Through the partnership with OnlineDegree.com, prospective Purdue Global students will have up to 44 units of available credit that could be applied toward their degree, reducing their cost and time to complete their degree.

“Purdue University Global is proud to offer our students an outstanding, flexible education that grows their skills and advances their careers,” said Purdue Global Provost Jon Harbor via a press statement. 

“Our partnership with OnlineDegree.com is an additional pathway to Purdue Global that makes higher education even more accessible and allows us to help even more adult students achieve their professional goals.”

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“The aftermath of COVID-19 has left millions of jobless people in the country who need new skills and education,” saidOnlineDegree.com founder Grant Aldrich. 

“Purdue Global is already a known institutional leader in providing excellent adult-focused education. Our partnership during these difficult times will make that high-quality education even more accessible to those people across the country who desperately need it.”

The university delivers personalised online education to adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom.

It offers personalised paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations.

To find out more about Purdue University Global, click here.