FOND DU LAC, Wis., Nov. 29, 2021 — Adults without a high school diploma now have the opportunity to earn their diploma and enroll in an affordable bachelor’s degree program through a partnership between Marian University and Graduation Alliance.
“Marian University is excited to impact the hearts and minds of this unique population of adults,” Marian President Michelle Majewski said. “We believe this partnership will help create opportunities and improve lives.”
To qualify, adult applicants must have completed some of 10th grade and want to continue their education at Marian upon completion of their diploma. Students in this program will receive wraparound support from dedicated teachers, an Academic Coach, and 24/7 tutors for the duration of their education.
“By completing their high school diplomas online, students prepare for an online bachelor’s degree,” Majewski said. “Marian offers Education with Purpose, which means students will benefit from an affordable, valuable education that will help them make an impact on the world as a global citizen.”
Individuals without a high school diploma are increasingly stuck in low-income jobs and often struggle to make ends meet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At $10 an hour, a full-time worker makes approximately $21,000 a year. Comparatively, individuals with a bachelor’s degree earn approximately $65,000 annually, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“We can’t overstate the importance of this program for U.S. adults,” Majewski said. “It prepares individuals for greater employment opportunities, which lead to higher earning potentials.”
For more information or to apply for enrollment, visit HighSchoolDiploma.MarianUniversity.edu or call 920.843.5325.