Goldey-Beacom College Joins the Counsel of Independent Colleges (CIC) Online Course Sharing Consortium (OCSC)

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June 22, 2020

Goldey-Beacom College (GBC), a member of the Counsel of Independent Colleges (CIC) Consortium since 2015, has signed an agreement with the CIC’s Online Course Sharing Consortium (OCSC) to offer additional courses to students.


“In this constantly-changing environment, our partnership with OCSC will enable Goldey-Beacom students to choose from thousands of online courses from other accredited, member institutions to accelerate or catch up in their classes. It is critical that we provide students with the ability to remain on track to graduate through an enhanced, flexible curriculum,” said President Colleen Perry Keith.


The CIC OCSC provides access to technology that facilitates online course sharing among CIC members that have similar curricular goals and concerns for academic quality as well as a commitment to the liberal arts. GBC will use online course-sharing networks with flexible start dates to give immediate access beginning with 2020 summer course options.


With enrollment and retention a concern for colleges nationwide, Dr. Keith added, “As a former board member of the CIC, I have every confidence this partnership will position the College to implement strategies to improve student retention and graduation rates while allowing us to maintain complete control of the GBC curriculum.”


The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of nonprofit independent colleges and universities that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership; advance institutional excellence; and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society.


Founded in 1886, Goldey-Beacom College has approximately 1,800 students enrolled from 22 states and over 60 nations. The College offers 41 degree options in its graduate and undergraduate programs with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, English and all areas of business including accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship and finance.


Recent program additions include the Doctor of Business Administration program which started in fall 2018 and the M.A. in Counseling Psychology in fall 2019. The B. A. in Human Services and the B. A. in Communication and Media will begin in fall 2020. 


The College is committed to connecting its graduates with careers in their respective fields. For over a decade, the College has achieved a 90 percent placement rate for graduates. Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware.  The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.