Low hanging fruit

The University of South Carolina creates Back to Carolina, a college for adult students with 60 or more credit hours and no degree. From The Chronicle of Higher Education.

U. of South Carolina Crafts an Online Degree That Students Can Afford

Mr. Pittman recently began studying in the university's new Back to Carolina program, an online degree-completion option for adults who are 25 or older and previously earned at least 60 academic credits at the university. Back to Carolina is a pilot program for Palmetto College, the first offering in a much broader distance-learning effort set to begin in the fall of 2013. 
With Palmetto, the first program of its kind in the state, the university sees itself as filling a gap in the availability of affordable bachelor's degrees for South Carolinians, as well as contributing to the state's educational-attainment and work-force goals. 
More than that, the university is positioning itself to compete with for-profit institutions. 
Palmetto College will offer online bachelor's-completion programs in a variety of vocational fields, including business, criminal justice, education, and nursing, which students can pursue on their own time. It will enroll students who already hold at least 60 credits from one of the system's largely two-year "regional" colleges, a South Carolina technical college, or an out-of-state institution, and who, for whatever reason, are unable to relocate to a four-year, or "senior," campus to complete a baccalaureate degree.


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