CONWAY — A Trustees’ Award for Accelerated Degree Completion worth $5,000 was approved by Coastal Carolina University’s board of trustees Friday to attract high-achieving students who can complete their degree in three years.
Students must enter as first-time freshmen and earn all of their credits at CCU, except for high school credits that transfer to the university, such as advanced placement courses.
Eddie Dyer, CCU executive vice president and chief operating officer, said the award is an investment for the university and a rebate for students and their parents. The award is expected to increase retention, summer enrollment and graduation rates, and to discourage transfers to other schools.
The trustees also approved the new Education Specialist in Education Leadership graduate program. The degree is described as being between a master’s degree and a PhD, and it is for educators who want to lead at the school district level and for administrators who want to develop their professional skills.
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