First graduating cohort of CCU Complete program celebrated

May 16, 2024
Judy Escalante (center) celebrates finishing the CCU Complete program and earning a bachelor's degree with her family.

Coastal Carolina University celebrates the achievements of its inaugural cohort of students who have completed their undergraduate degrees through the CCU Complete program.

CCU Complete enables students who previously earned some college credit to return to school and earn a bachelor’s degree. With a flexible online platform designed to accommodate diverse schedules and commitments, CCU Complete provides a transformative educational experience accessible to all.

“We are thrilled to witness the success of our first graduating cohort of CCU Complete students,” said J. Lee Brown III, dean of CCU’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “Their perseverance, dedication, and passion for learning exemplify the spirit of our institution and reaffirm our commitment to fostering academic excellence and lifelong learning opportunities.”

Central to the CCU Complete program is the commitment to making higher education accessible and affordable. In line with this mission, Coastal is excited to continue offering this special incentive for prospective students: the opportunity to enroll in up to five courses during their first semester back for just $100 per course. This offer underscores the University’s dedication to removing financial barriers and empowers individuals to complete their educational journey with confidence.

“Finishing the CCU Complete program and earning my degree in marketing means everything,” said Judy Escalante, who began taking classes at the University in 2011. “I want to set an example for my children to let them know that if an obstacle stops you at first, you can overcome it and still pursue your dreams no matter what age.” Among the highlights of the CCU Complete program is an emphasis on online learning, providing students with the flexibility to pursue their studies from anywhere. By harnessing these instructional methods, CCU Complete ensures that students receive an engaging educational experience tailored to their individual needs and aspirations.

As the first cohort of CCU Complete students prepares to embark on the next chapter of their lives, CCU congratulates them on their outstanding achievements and looks forward to welcoming future cohorts into the program.

Written by Robert Blomquist, College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.