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Top-Rated Mount St. Mary's College Launches Innovative Online Program

LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mount St. Mary's College is on a mission: make a top-quality college education affordable, accessible and achievable for anyone who wants it. With the launch of its innovative Portmont College, the top-rated historic college offers a choice of three new online associate degree programs: Pre-Health Science, Liberal Arts, and Business Administration. More than just another online learning option, Portmont College is focused on quality, value and fully supporting the individual.

Portmont College at Mount St. Mary’s College launches three online Associate Degree programs in Pre-Health Science, Liberal Arts and Business Administration.

"Mount St. Mary's College has a continued commitment to innovation," said Ann McElaney-Johnson, president of Mount St. Mary's. "Portmont College allows us to provide a superior online Associate Degree program to students who desperately want to enroll in college. We will be their vehicle for success just as we have been the vehicle for thousands of students since we opened our doors in 1925." 

An innovative approach to success

Portmont College is a nonprofit, accredited school dedicated to the educational, financial and lifestyle needs of a wide range of students. Its unique, value-added components include:

  • High-quality education
  • Connected and collaborative learning environments
  • Meaningful, real-world projects and experience
  • Personal success coaches and professional mentoring for every student
  • Flexible online schedules and programs
  • No textbook or other fees
  • Affordable options and financial assistance

With sessions starting every eight weeks throughout the year, Portmont College makes it possible to complete an associate's degree in an average of two years. After completing an associate's degree with its brand-new, two-year online program, students may choose to earn their bachelor's degree with Mount St. Mary's or transfer to more than 120 bachelor's degree programs.

About Mount St. Mary's
Mount St. Mary's College was established in 1925 as a nonprofit Catholic college for women and has two historic campuses in the greater Los Angeles area. In 2013, it was named a Top 20 regional university by U.S. News & World Report and a Top College by Forbes. The Mount offers four-year and graduate degree programs. Portmont College was founded in 2012 with initial funding from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Through a dynamic partnership with MyCollege Foundation, Mount St. Mary's accelerated its strategic plan and launched Portmont College in January 2014.

Visit www.portmont.la.edu for more information.

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