U Of Wisconsin System Unveils First Flexible Degrees For Working Adults

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The University of Wisconsin System announced Wednesday that UW-Milwaukee will be the first campus to roll out flexible degree programs next fall for nontraditional adult students, and that the two-year UW Colleges will start providing general education and liberal arts courses in the flexible format.

Starting next fall, UW-Milwaukee will offer Flexible Option degree programs in nursing (a bachelor's degree and a master's degree), a bachelor's degree-completion program in diagnostic imaging, a bachelor of science in Information Science & Technology, and a certificate in Professional and Technical Communication.

The move likely makes the UW System the first public university system in the nation to begin packaging competency-based learning for adults who want to work toward a degree at their own pace.

Currently, 26% of Wisconsin adults have a college degree; the national average is 28%.

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