The University of Redlands is partnering with Fullerton College, a two-year community college in Orange County, to create guided pathways to undergraduate and graduate programs and customized education and training opportunities for Fullerton students and benefit-eligible employees.
The partnership establishes the Fullerton-Redlands Bachelor’s Degree Program, a seamless pathway for qualified Fullerton students to transfer into U of R’s School of Business and attend classes on the Fullerton campus.
“Our mission is to provide a student-centered education by creating pathways for student success,” said Thomas Horan, dean of the School of Business at the University of Redlands. “Some of those pathways are for our traditional students, and others are for non-traditional students and working professionals who juggle multiple priorities while pursuing their education. This partnership with Fullerton College is exciting because it is an opportunity for both types of students to realize their education goals.”
In addition to facilitating bachelor’s degrees for Fullerton students, the agreement provides a tuition discount for students pursuing graduate degrees in U of R’s School of Business or School of Education, and a tuition discount for certificate programs through the School of Continuing Studies.
“At Fullerton College, we share a similar mission of developing flexible pathways for students from our diverse communities who seek educational and career growth, certificates, associate degrees, and transfer,” said Fullerton College President Greg Schulz. “We are equally enthusiastic about this partnership because it provides our students and staff with a seamless pathway to earning their advanced degree without ever having to leave the learning community they’ve come to know and appreciate at Fullerton College.”
Fullerton is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California, currently enrolling about 23,000 students pursuing associate degrees, certificates, and continuing education courses.
In addition to this new agreement with Fullerton College, the University of Redlands has partnerships with more than 400 organizations—including community colleges, public agencies including law enforcement and city government, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The programs use a cohort-based approach with numerous options for graduate students and innovative pathways for undergraduate students.