Online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program: University of Washington


Updated May 2015

This flagship institution in the state of Washington is offering a low-cost online bachelor’s degree completion program, designed to serve working adults with some college credit who need an undergraduate degree to advance their careers. The degree completion program is offered at a reduced cost, and versions of the courses will be offered at no cost via MOOCs. The MOOC versions offer students the opportunity to sample a course before enrolling.

The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third wave of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." Each profile describes what makes each model "breakthrough" and offers important information about the instructional and financial models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit

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