Genesee and Baccalaureate Colleges Build Partnerships

Genesee Community College and five regional baccalaureate colleges have created unique partnerships that give area students the opportunity to pursue Bachelor's degrees - and in one instance, a post-Master's certificate - at Genesee, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Claudia Moore reported to the Board of Trustees this evening.Genesee's partnerships with Keuka College, SUNY Brockport, Empire State College, Houghton College, and Ohio-based Franklin University allow Genesee graduates to pursue degrees without traveling out of the area. Students in these programs also obtain significant cost savings, Dr. Moore said.Partnerships include:

  • Houghton College's B.S. degree in Management, offered at Genesee's Arcade Campus Center. Open to students 25 years and over, the program has served 36 Genesee students over the last five years. Houghton recently began offering the degree program at Genesee's Dansville Center, and 15 students are enrolled.

  • Keuka College's B.S. degree in Criminal Justice, offered at the Batavia Campus. Six Genesee grads have enrolled in the program. Keuka hopes to begin offering its B.S. degree in Organizational Management at the Batavia Campus and at the Lakeville Campus Center in the near future.

  • SUNY Empire State College, which offers students at the Batavia Campus and campus centers a variety of degree programs. About 40% of Empire's programs are offered online and the remainder are offered through individualized instruction and mentoring. Seventy-seven Genesee graduates are currently enrolled in Empire State College's programs, and Empire State College maintains an office at the Batavia Campus.

  • Franklin University of Ohio's degree programs in business, technology, health care, and management fields. Franklin's programs are offered online and currently serve two Genesee graduates.

  • SUNY Brockport's post-Master's School Business Administration certificate. Offered at the Batavia Campus since 1990, this program prepares students to assume business management roles in public school districts in New York State.

    These programs give local students the opportunity to conveniently pursue Bachelor's degrees, Dr. Moore told the Board. "By working with these colleges, we are expanding access to higher education," she said.

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