University of the Potomac

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University of the Potomac
Motto Knowledge for the global community
Established 1991
Location Washington,DC, Vienna,VA, USA
Campus Urban, Online
Nickname Potomac, UOTP (two nicknames)
Affiliations Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Website http://www.potomac.edu

University of the Potomac (formerly Potomac College[1]) is a for-profit[2] higher education institution in Washington, DC, and Vienna, Virginia. The school offers certificate programs, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, and Graduate program degrees in accounting, international business, government contract management, business, digital forensics, and information technology. Although regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, it is currently on probation for failing to meet standards of "planning and resource allocation, institutional resources, institutional assessment, and assessment of student learning."[3]

Program structure[edit]

University of the Potomac’s programs are tailored to a working population who seek the education necessary to reach the next career level. Qualified students can earn degrees in as few as 18 months, allowing them to more easily balance their jobs and families with school. Additionally, all courses are offered online.

Admissions and financial aid[edit]

University of the Potomac has an open admissions policy. Applicants (those who qualify) are eligible for both Pell grants and federal student loans.[4] This university was one of 15 sites that made deceptive or questionable statements to Government Accountability Office investigators posing as applicants.[5]

Location[edit]

The College offers courses at its two on ground locations in Washington, DC and Vienna, Virginia as well as online. Both on ground locations are easily accessible by public transportation, and the Washington, DC location is only a few blocks away from the Tenleytown metro station on the Red Line.

International Programs[edit]

University of the Potomac offers a 5-year international MBA Program using a partnership with University of Business and International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.[6] The Bachelor Degree is completed in the first 3.5 years and the MBA is completed after 1 additional year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Potomac College Becomes University of the Potomac; Announces New Washington, D.C. Campus". PRWeb. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Overview : Potomac College, U.S. News and World Reports, 2008
  3. ^ "New England, Mid-Atlantic Accreditors Place Colleges on Probation". Inside Higher Ed. July 9, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ National Center for Education Statistics (2008). "College Navigator - Potomac College". Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  5. ^ Vise, Daniel de; Paul Kane (2010-08-05). "GAO: 15 for-profit colleges used deceptive recruiting tactics". The Washington Post. ISSN 0740-5421. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  6. ^ Plumb, Tierney (2008-05-29). "Potomac College launches new business program". 

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