New Undergraduate Completion Program Launched in Sacramento
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 degree program.
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 Turpin.
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.
“The strength 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.”