Tigerville, SC - North Greenville University (NGU) is making tuition rates more affordable to fulfill its mission of equipping transformational leaders for church and society. Beginning Fall 2022, the university added to its wide range of bachelor's and master's certificate programs and reduced its certificate tuition from $350 to $295 per credit hour.
NGU Provost and Dean of the University Faculty Dr. Nathan A. Finn, said the cost savings can enable students to kickstart or enhance their degree.
“NGU is committed to providing an academically rigorous, vocationally relevant education for working professionals who wish to enhance their careers or pivot to new opportunities,” said Finn. “This new tuition rate will make our certificate programs more accessible to professionals in the Upstate and beyond.”
NGU's bachelor's certificates are designed as building blocks for associate's, bachelor's, and master-level degree programs. After finishing one a certificate, the student can seamlessly apply the credits earned to a certificate's subsequent degree programs while earning recognition that can be placed on a resume immediately.
NGU's bachelor's certificates include Business Leadership, Business Management, Church Planting & Revitalization, Early Childhood Education: SC Licensure, Elementary: SC Licensure, Marketing, Missions: IMB, Professional Investigations, and Project Management.
Dr. Tawana Scott, NGU associate provost for academic engagement and dean of professional faculty, said professional certificates help fulfill the university's mission of cultivating transformational leaders for church and society.
“Our certificates, designed with skills to increase our students' effectiveness, are a critical aspect of our strategy to engage industry and economic development in Greer, Greenville, and Spartanburg. However, our education delivery is not limited to a geographical area, as our technology allows for distant education in our programs, including our certificate programs,” said Scott. “ We are excited about the tuition reduction in our certificates, making it affordable for our students to gain more robust employable knowledge and skills.”
Graduate certificate programs offer advanced training and instruction in specific professions or fields, typically in focused areas or specializations with targeted practical applications. These programs provide students with a minimum of a bachelor's degree, a less costly and less time-consuming alternative to pursuing a graduate degree. NGU officials said the certificate programs are seen as a more efficient means of cultivating in-demand career skills and advanced proficiencies than master's and doctoral programs. For professionals who already hold a graduate degree, a certificate program may offer a relatively direct pathway to career advancement or initiating a career change.
In addition, the graduate certificate programs are structured to accommodate working professionals by utilizing part-time enrollment formats, scheduling classes at times convenient for full-time students, and offering all or most of the courses fully or partially online.
NGU offers master's certificates in Discipleship & Spiritual Formation, Educational Leadership, Human Resources Professional, Instructional Leadership, Learning Disabilities, and
From certificates that will start you on your educational journey to certificates that you can earn years after earning your degree, NGU has various options to get you the resume-boosting recognition and knowledge you need to launch or advance your career. For more information visit ngu.edu/program-search/.
NGU offers more than 125 areas of study across certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and early college opportunities. Online. In-person. At our main campus in Tigerville, SC, the Tim Brashier Campus in Greer, SC, or several educational centers around the U.S. One university, many locations. Every day. Epic. Learn more at ngu.edu.
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