IRVINE, Calif. -- July 7, 2011 -- California State Firefighters' Association (CSFA) and Brandman University announced in January an exclusive relationship to offer a bachelors of arts in applied studies (BAAS) developed specifically for California's firefighting community. CSFA members who pursue this degree will enjoy a tuition discount valued at approximately $900 per course. A significant feature of the BAAS is a comprehensive review of students' existing community college and other fire technology units as credit toward the degree, along with the flexibility and efficiency of a year-round schedule.
Pictured above: Estella Chavous, MBA, Brandman University Director of Strategic Business Development, Southern California Region, poses with Blaze at Firehouse World.
*Brandman's graduation rates are based on a four-year average of transfer student cohorts beginning Fall 1999-2002 and graduating within six years. For more information please view the Brandman University Annual Graduation/Completion Rate Report at www.brandman.edu/sources.
**Chapman University's loan default rate is 1.8 percent. As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman University students are included in this calculation. A study of Brandman-only students shows the default rate to be 2.3 percent. The FY 2008 national cohort default rate reported by the US Department of Education is 7.0 percent. For more information visit www.brandman.edu/sources.
About Brandman University
Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Established in 1958 and a part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with progressive, innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for working professionals. The university serves more than 10,000 students annually in 200-plus undergraduate and graduate degree, certificate, credential and professional development programs in arts and sciences, business, education and health, both offered online and through 26 campuses in California and Washington. For more information, visit www.brandman.edu.
Rita Wilds, for Brandman University
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