USF's Sacramento branch campus is located in the heart of downtown, near the historic Tower Bridge.
Community college graduates and other transfer-ready
undergraduates can now transition seamlessly to the University of San Francisco
and complete a bachelor’s degree by enrolling in the university’s new 2+2
Offered at USF’s Sacramento branch campus, the 2+2 program comes
at a time when many California families are struggling to afford four years of
college tuition. The program is also another example of how USF has responded to President Barack Obama’s call for colleges and universities
to work with community colleges and area high schools to expand education and
training opportunities that are designed to put Americans back to work.
Students in 2+2 are able to remain close to home, while
studying full-time for degrees in psychology, business administration, or communication
at USF’s downtown Sacramento campus. The program offers students access to
USF’s distinguished professors, small class sizes, internship opportunities, alumni
network, and many other resources.
“The University of San Francisco hopes to offer the local
college-eligible population the option of USF’s private, Jesuit undergraduate
degree program in the heart of Sacramento so that more students will finish
their degree and stay in Sacramento to serve in positions that strengthen the
city and region,” said USF Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jennifer
Designed in partnership with the Los Rios Community College
District, which includes American River College, Cosumnes River College,
Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College, 2+2 is tailored to Sacramento-area
transfer students who have completed their general education requirements at
local community colleges and other universities. Full-time 2+2 students receive
a tuition discount.
USF’s Sacramento campus has typically catered to
professionals enrolled in evening and weekend classes. By expanding the
Sacramento campus’ student base to include traditional full-time
undergraduates, the 2+2 program continues USF’s long tradition of serving the
needs of the communities it calls home.
of our city’s economy and the health of our communities relies on education,”
said Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, noting that the U.S. unemployment rate for
college graduates with bachelor’s degrees is approximately half the jobless
rate for workers with no college experience. “I commend the University of San
Francisco and Los Rios Community College Foundation for collaborating to make
our city world class.”