The new wrinkle in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “College-to-Careers” makeover of Chicago’s seven city colleges will pave the way for students to earn a full bachelor’s of science degree in nursing while paying tuition for only 30 online credits at UIC.
That’s because UIC has agreed to grant qualified City Colleges students and graduates with associates degrees in nursing a total of 33 university-level credits at no cost.
Why limit the new nursing partnership to online courses?
Chancellor Cheryl Hyman said it’s because a lot of City Colleges students work full time while pursuing their degrees.
“A lot of students need that flexibility. The online program gives them that flexibility,” Hyman said.
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