JACKSONVILLE, FL – Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – Earlier this week Edward Waters University (EWU) learned of its approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer its first online degree program. Accordingly, this program will be the first of its kind at EWU and will provide a new delivery platform for prospective students. The new online degree program will provide students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with a concentration in Organizational Management via an exclusively online virtual environment.

“We are ecstatic to learn of this exciting news that is demonstrable evidence of the rapidly advancing competitive profile of the academic enterprise at Edward Waters University,” said EWU President & CEO, Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr.

“This is the first step in the comprehensive re-imagining of our academic curriculum as we look to expand our academic footprint on a national scale to undergird opportunities for future enrollment growth and to provide increased access to our programs to students from throughout the nation and world,” President Faison said.

Additionally, the decision by SACSCOC now authorizes EWU to deliver any portion of any of its SACSCOC approved degree programs via distance learning or online delivery. While SACSCOC has approved EWU to begin delivering its new degree program beginning Fall 2019, the University intends for the online degree program to prospectively launch in the 2020 calendar year.

“As President, I am grateful to acknowledge the tremendous leadership and dedicated efforts of our senior academic administrative leadership including Dr. Donna H. Oliver, Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Rigoberto Rincones-Gomez, Associate Provost for Institutional Planning, Research, and Effectiveness as well as all of the members of our esteemed faculty that worked diligently to bring this great vision to fruition”.

The new online degree program will operate to stimulate a new academic experience at EWU as it looks to meet the growing needs of adult learners as well as millennial and post millennial students. Further, the new program positions Edward Waters to become a leading model institution amongst its peers for providing innovative and cutting edge solutions to students seeking access and convenience to high quality academic programs.

For more information about the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree program and other programs at Edward Waters University please visit www.ewc.edu/academics

View President Faison’s Interview with HBCU Digest Founder & Publisher, Mr. Jarrett Carter about the new online degree program below: 

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About Edward Waters University
Edward Waters University (EWU), accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is a private, historically black, urban college which offers a liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on the Christian principles of high moral” “and spiritual values. EWU was established in 1866 and is an African Methodist Episcopal Church-related institution of learning. It is the first private institution of higher education in the State of Florida.”