Blue Ridge and Fayetteville State University Partner on $10K Pathway Degree


BRCC News | Published April 12, 2019

Katherine Allen, Vice President for Instruction of Blue Ridge Community College, and Dr. James A. Anderson, Chancellor of Fayetteville State University, formally signed an agreement this month for the $10,000 ($10 K) Degree Pathway Program. This agreement allows Blue Ridge associate degree graduates to complete an online bachelor’s degree at FSU at a total cost of no more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses, or approximately $5,000 at BRCC and $5,000 at FSU. Students eligible for federal and state grants will likely pay less than $10,000 out of pocket.

The $10K Pathway Plan opens the door to affordable bachelor’s degrees to Blue Ridge graduates in these programs: Accounting, Birth through Kindergarten (non-teaching), Business Administration (General), Criminal Justice, Fire and Emergency Services Administration, and Associate in Arts.

“Blue Ridge Community College is happy to offer another accessible and affordable pathway option for the citizens of Henderson and Transylvania counties by connecting students to Fayetteville State University through the $10K Pathway Plan,” said Blue Ridge President Dr. Laura B. Leatherwood.

Students interested in the $10K Pathway Plan should contact their faculty advisor or an admissions representative at Blue Ridge Community College for more information.