ACC to Offer Bachelor's Degree Program

Alvin Community College will embark on a new path in education when it begins offering Bachelor’s of Applied Science Degrees in Business Administration and Management in Fall 2024.

“The BAS in Business Administration & Management is specifically geared to train students to work in a variety of businesses as higher-level business managers and administrators,” said Dr. Mary Jove, ACC Department Chair for Business Management. “It also serves as a catapult for budding entrepreneurs who wish to develop or grow their businesses or budding executives who wish to propel career mobility.”

To be eligible, students must complete an Associate Degree in Applied Science. The ACC Foundation is also offering $750 scholarships for students enrolled in the program for Fall 2024.

A task force of ACC instructors, staff members, and instructional leadership began research on the feasibility of this degree program in Spring 2021. According to data from the Community College Baccalaureate Association, over 150 community colleges in 24 different states now offer a Bachelor’s Degree.

“I am delighted that ACC is joining the growing number of community colleges now offering the Baccalaureate degree,” said Dr. Robert J. Exley, ACC President. “Throughout my career, I have often heard students express their wish that we should offer the Bachelor’s Degrees because they love the college and hate to go somewhere else. We offer excellent academics as a two-year college. We embrace our students, support our students, and believe in our students. To serve them through the completion of their 4-year degree is simply wonderful.”

The program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleagues and Schools Commission on Colleges and the Department of Education. It will not be eligible for Financial Aid until all approvals are complete.

Offering a Bachelor’s Degree for ACC students will provide an affordable education for students who want to join the business administration workforce at a fraction of the cost of earning it from a university.

For more information, visit the college website.

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