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USF joins 'Complete Florida' to help returning students get a degree

Program launches in Spring of 2017
Posted at 5:26 PM, Nov 28, 2016

There are millions of people who start taking college classes, but for one reason or another, never get around to earning their degree.

The University of South Florida is joining a growing state-wide program to help the 2.8 million Floridians who have earned some college credit, but didn't finish school.

Often times a lack of a college degree holds people back in career advancement, and how much they earn in their career. The program, called Complete Florida, aims to help Floridians balance a busy work-life with earning an associate or baccalaureate degree by offering online classes to select degrees:

  • Bachelor of General Studies, Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of General Studies, Information Architecture
  • Bachelor of General Studies, Information Technology
  • Bachelor of General Studies, Public Administration
  • Bachelor of General Studies, Public Health

USF is signing people up for the first time for the 2017 academic year. The program gives students their own, free, administrative coach to help returning students navigate the registration and sign-up process and be available through their college time. Old college credits may still be applicable. Work or life experiences can also help returning students earn credit.