Students who complete their associates degree from community colleges in San Mateo County can benefit next year from a new pathway program that enables them to complete a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) in two years, with classes toward that degree offered on the Cañada College campus.
The new pathway is a partnership between NDNU and the San Mateo Community College District (SMCCD).
“Starting in January 2022, classes will be offered on the Cañada College campus but available to students at all three of the District’s colleges – Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline College,” according to a joint announcement by the college district and NDNU. “NDNU will be providing generous financial aid and endowed scholarships for students in this pathway program.”
NDNU President Beth Martin said the pathway program “is designed to be flexible and affordable — with classes offered in the evenings and generous scholarships available for qualified students in this program.”
The program will complement NDNU’s masters degree program offerings in Business Administration and Public Administration.
The new pathway is related to NDNU’s ongoing transition to focus primarily on graduate and online studies, potentially with undergraduate degree completion programs. Stanford University recently announced plans to purchase the NDNU campus in Belmont in order to expand its programs and to support NDNU’s transition.