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  • Southwestern College Professional Studies Announces Special Offer for Veterans Health Administration Nurses

    Southwestern College Professional Studies has announced a special offer for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) nurses interested in the RN to BSN program.

    Available for academic sessions beginning January 2019, the special offer includes exclusive tuition rates and a waived application fee for registered nurses employed by the VHA network and enrolled in the RN to BSN online degree program.

    "We are excited about extending this offer to the VHA network,” said Dr. Abbey Elliott, Southwestern College Director of Nursing. “These rates provide students the ability to eliminate or significantly reduce out-of-pocket expenses when paired with the National Nursing Education Initiative (NNEI) scholarship program or tuition reimbursement.”

    The RN to BSN Nursing Program is offered online and is specifically designed with a manageable workload and practicum for the working RN. The program can be completed in as little as 14 months and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    Enrollment for Spring 2019 sessions is now open. Admissions counselors are available to assist interested learners with general questions, develop individual degree completion plans that fit each student’s needs, or to assist with enrollment via phone, 888.684.5335, or email, enrollment@sckans.edu.

  • Southwestern College Awarded Multiple 2018-2019 College Rankings

    SAN FRANCISCO – Southwestern College has been recognized as one of the best colleges offering online learning in the nation by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading resource for campus and online learning, the site released its annual ranking for the 2018-2019 school year, honoring Southwestern College multiple times for its excellence in online learning.

    “We wanted to highlight schools like Southwestern College who are providing exceptional online education experiences for their students,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “These schools continue to uphold rigorous accreditation standards and show an overall commitment to maximizing student success.”

    To qualify, schools must be regionally or nationally accredited, hold a not-for-profit status in the United States, and offer at least one online degree. Schools were then ranked based on their quality, affordability, flexibility, and degrees granted to their students.

    For Southwestern College’s top rankings and further details on the methodology used to rank each school, visit the following pages:

    Best Online Colleges in Kansas  - https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/kansas/#4-year-best-college-ranking

  • Southwestern College Named One of Top Four-Year Colleges for Adult Learners

    Monday, October 8, 2018 – Southwestern College Professional Studies has been named one of Washington Monthly’s top 100 four-year colleges for adult learners in the country.

    The nonprofit, bimonthly magazine has been ranking U.S. colleges for the past 13 years. In choosing its Best 4 Year Colleges for Adult Learners, it used eight metrics in its methodology: percentage of students ages 25 and over, flexibility of programs, tuition and fees for in-district students, flexibility of programs, services provided to adult learners, ease of transfer and enrollment, graduation rates of part-time students, mean earnings of adult learners 10 years after entering college, and loan repayment of adult learners five years after entering repayment.

    Nonprofit, regionally accredited Southwestern College Professional Studies has proudly educated adult learners for more than 25 years. Since 2001, it’s online bachelor and master degree programs have provided working adult learners, members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses the flexibility they need to balance life and their education on their time from anywhere. Today, Southwestern College offers six-week online courses in more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

    Professional Studies learners may transfer in credit from prior work, college and military experience. Generous tuition discounts are offered to active duty military and their spouses, and federal financial aid is available to all learners. Students are provided an academic success coach that guides them on their journey from their very first class to graduation.

     

  • Southwestern College Named One of Top Four-Year Colleges for Adult Learners

    Monday, October 8, 2018 – Southwestern College Professional Studies has been named one of Washington Monthly’s top 100 four-year colleges for adult learners in the country.

    The nonprofit, bimonthly magazine has been ranking U.S. colleges for the past 13 years. In choosing its Best 4 Year Colleges for Adult Learners, it used eight metrics in its methodology: percentage of students ages 25 and over, flexibility of programs, tuition and fees for in-district students, flexibility of programs, services provided to adult learners, ease of transfer and enrollment, graduation rates of part-time students, mean earnings of adult learners 10 years after entering college, and loan repayment of adult learners five years after entering repayment.

    Nonprofit, regionally accredited Southwestern College Professional Studies has proudly educated adult learners for more than 25 years. Since 2001, it’s online bachelor and master degree programs have provided working adult learners, members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses the flexibility they need to balance life and their education on their time from anywhere. Today, Southwestern College offers six-week online courses in more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

    Professional Studies learners may transfer in credit from prior work, college and military experience. Generous tuition discounts are offered to active duty military and their spouses, and federal financial aid is available to all learners. Students are provided an academic success coach that guides them on their journey from their very first class to graduation.

     

  • Southwestern College Professional Studies Announces Program Enhancements

    Wichita, Kansas, August 13, 2018 – Southwestern College Professional Studies today announced the expansion of their Criminal Justice and Security Management online bachelor’s degrees. 

    Available for enrollment this fall, the enhancements to the Criminal Justice and Security Management degrees provide learners with expanded theory and practical knowledge in these areas for a more competitive foundation from which to launch their careers.

    "We are excited about the opportunity to provide learners with these enhanced programs,” said Lionel Santiago, Southwestern College Lead Affiliate Faculty of Criminal Justice & Security Management. “The enhanced content and real-world application in the revised programs will give our learners a competitive edge and better prepare them as they transition to positions within the criminal justice and security management fields.”

    The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, which includes content from the Naval Post Graduate Center for Homeland Defense and Security, offers learners knowledge in theory as well as operations of the criminal justice system. Curriculum topics include criminology, policing, criminal investigation, criminal law and procedure, cybercrime, community partnerships, corrections, juvenile justice systems, management, and more. Graduates are prepared for a wide range of criminal justice careers, including law enforcement, corrections or the court system.

    The Bachelor of Science in Security Management curriculum emphasizes information security, ethics, continuity, corporate risk management, investigations, enterprise security, terrorism, homeland security, and contemporary security issues.  Graduates are prepared for managerial roles in the high demand fields of physical security, loss prevention and investigations, information and homeland security, emergency management, and crime prevention.

    Enrollment for these programs is open now, with new classes beginning every six weeks. Admissions counselors are available to assist interested learners with general questions, selecting the best degree program to fit their professional goals, or enrollment via phone, 888.684.5335, or email, enrollment@sckans.edu.

  • Cutting Edge Operations Mgmt Program Redesigned in 2018

    The Operations Management undergraduate online degree program at Southwestern College is being redesigned to have a blend of top-notch, relevant content infused with cutting edge technology.

    “We are removing standard textbooks where appropriate, adding up-to-date content and using innovative technologies to engage students for the best possible learning experiences,” says Mike Leamy, associate vice president of academic affairs for Southwestern College Professional Studies.

    The Operations Management program offers a practical learning experience and readies learners for top paying jobs in the field. In fact, the 2018 U.S. News and World Report lists operations manager careers as #5 on its list of Best Business Jobs

    Learners in the OMGT program will experience the following:

    • Six-week online courses
    • Project focused curriculum, not textbook centered
    • Relevant and current applied projects
    • Interactive lectures conducted by OMGT experts
    • Faculty who possess highest credentials in the field
    • Work with OMGT mentor

    Learn more about our Operations Management program »»

  • Southwestern College Ranked on U.S. News & World Report List of Best Online Programs

    Wichita, Kansas – Southwestern College offers some of the best online degree programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

    U.S. News & World Report focused on factors including student engagement, faculty credentials and training as well as student services and technology when weighing how the programs are delivered. They also considered the success colleges have with awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable timespan.

    Southwestern ranked on the Best Online Bachelor’s, Best Online Graduate Education, Best Online MBA, Best Online Graduate Business (Non-MBA) Programs lists as well as Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.

    “Our faculty and staff members really pride themselves on developing and delivering highly engaging, student-centered courses,” says Mike Leamy, associate vice president of academic affairs for Southwestern College Professional Studies. “When the focus is on creating the best possible learning experience for learners, remarkable things happen.”

    Established in 1885, Southwestern College was one of the first schools in Kansas to offer online degree programs in 2001 through its Professional Studies division. Military and civilian learners experience quality programs with flexible six-week online classes that make earning an education while balancing career and family possible.

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  • Helping Students Achieve their Dreams

    If there was ever a person who knows what it means to multitask, it’s Southwestern College Admissions Counselor Miranda Kober. The first in her family to graduate from high school, Miranda knew the importance of accomplishing higher education. She attended a junior college before transferring into Southwestern College Professionals Studies in 2011. And with her husband in the military, 14-month-old son and another baby on the way, taking classes proved to be a challenge.

    “It was difficult juggling motherhood, being a wife and trying to be a full-time student since I took 18 credits a semester here,” she says. “I learned a good routine and managed my time in a way that I didn’t sacrifice time with my children. I would really focus on reading and homework while they were asleep which helped me maintain A’s for the most part.”

    After Miranda earned her bachelor’s degree in human resource development she worked at a debt collection agency. It closed a short time later and she took a position in admissions at a for-profit college. Admitting the work there seemed unethical and stressful, she switched gears after two years and took a position as an admissions counselor for Professional Studies.  

    “In the for-profit world it was more about the enrolling even when it may not have been in the best interest of the student, which was really hard to handle after a while,” she says. “A non-profit feels more honest and student-based which is something I enjoy more.”

    Miranda works to assist those who inquire about programs to transition into enrolled learners. She also answers questions about degree programs, credit transfer and military tuition discounts.

    “I feel I help learners best by trying to make their process of getting back into school as seamless as I can,” she says. “I know what it is like to enter college when you are working and have a family, so I try to make sure they feel the support they have from the college.”

    While Miranda works to assist Professional Studies learners find a program that fits them, she continues to plan her next education and career moves. She is currently considering either the marriage and family therapy field or pursuing a nursing degree.

    If you have any questions about the enrollment process, credit transfer or any Professional Studies programs, please reach out to Miranda via email at miranda.kober@sckans.edu or by phone at 316.866.3381.

  • Southwestern College Offers Operations Management Degree Program at McConnell Air Force Base at Discounted Rate

    WICHITA, Kansas – Beginning this fall, Southwestern College Professional Studies will offer courses for its Operations Management undergraduate degree program at McConnell Air Force Base at a discount to adult civilian and military learners.

    The recently revamped program offers courses taught by industry experts through Spring 2019. The first course will run from August 14th through September 24th, 2017.

    Adult civilian and military learners enrolled in the course offerings on base will receive 45% off their tuition at a savings of more than $650 per class. 

    More information about the Operations Management Program and on-ground classes at McConnell Air Force Base can be found online at ps.sckans.edu.

    Questions regarding the program can be directed to enrollment@sckans.edu or 316.866.3371.

  • Southwestern's Master's in Management Degree Program Makes Top 50 List

    WICHITA, Kansas – Southwestern College’s online Master’s in Management program has been ranked one of the top in the country.

    The college’s program has been featured on the list of Top 50 Best Value Online Master’s in Management Programs for 2017 by Value Colleges.

    Value Colleges gathered data from regionally-accredited colleges in order to find the greatest balance of three metrics. Those metrics included reputation (retrieved from the U.S. News and World Report), cost, and graduate salaries (gathered from the Department of Education College Scorecard). It strives to provide potential learners with information necessary to make informed financial and educational choices when it comes to choosing the right college or university.

    The Southwestern College Professional Studies Master of Science in Management program (MSM) prepares leaders of today’s complex and diverse business environment to manage key business operations and lead their organizations to success. The program’s six-week online classes allow working adult learners to attend class day or night from anywhere in the world.

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