Consistent with its commitment to make education affordable and accessible to the Erie community, Mercyhurst University will begin offering three new associate degree programs at the Erie campus this fall in accounting, business administration and criminal justice.
Tuition for the Erie associate degree courses will be the same affordable rate offered at Mercyhurst’s satellite campuses, with financial aid available. The programs are designed to be flexible to meet the needs of working adults, with classes held in the evenings and on weekends. Students can enroll full- or part-time.
The new Erie campus offerings fall under the newly named McAuley College of Associate Degree Studies, which serves as the umbrella over all associate degree programs offered at the Erie, North East, Corry and Booker T. Washington Center campuses. (See related story.)
As these three programs make their Erie campus debut, they will continue to be offered at Mercyhurst’s North East campus. The business administration program will still be available at Mercyhurst Corry.
The university chose to expand the accounting, business administration and criminal justice associate degree programs to the Erie campus so students can train for in-demand careers in growing fields. The programs are designed with students in mind, so those who want to go on to earn a bachelor’s – or even a master’s – degree from Mercyhurst can transfer their credits with ease.
"Providing 'opportunity education' has always been part of the Mercyhurst mission," reminded Mercyhurst President Thomas J. Gamble, Ph.D. "The success of our North East campus and, more recently, our Booker T. Washington Center campus has convinced us that there is still an unmet need for career-oriented associate degree education in the Erie area. We hope this expansion of associate degree education to our Erie campus will help meet that need."