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It's a common story in America: A student enrolls in college to earn a four-year degree, then life reveals other plans.

Maybe a family faces a sudden need for a caretaker. Maybe a gap year becomes a gap decade.

There are several reasons why 40 percent of U.S. college students leave before completing their undergraduate degree (as reported in 2021 by the non-profit

Whatever the cause, leaving college can be extremely costly. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a bachelor’s degree have median weekly earnings of $1,305, compared to just $877 per week for those with some college but no degree.

SUNY New Paltz has worked for years to expand educational access to underserved students.
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Many of those who drop out are already among the most vulnerable in our society. By approaching degree completion as an equity and social justice issue, New Paltz helps create economic opportunity on a more level playing field.

The college’s new, fully online Bachelor of Arts: General Studies program has potential to be a game-changer in that regard: A flexible pathway back into college for people who already have at least 60 credits, but no bachelor’s degree.

All courses are online and taught by established New Paltz faculty, providing a high-quality SUNY education along with the chance to finish your degree.

SUNY New Paltz’s online General Studies degree completion program launches in spring 2022. Applications open now.

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