PACE enrollment sets new record

CONWAY, Ark. — The Professional Adult College Education (PACE) program at Central Baptist College recently reached a significant milestone with an enrollment record of 300 students. That is an increase over the spring semester enrollment record of 281. The PACE program began in the fall of 2001 with fifty students.  

PACE is the non-traditional adult education department at Central Baptist College (CBC). PACE is an accelerated associate and bachelor degree program that is designed for adults with busy lifestyles. The median age in the program is between 30-40 years with students anywhere from ages 21-65. The program is designed for a student to attend class one night during the week and only take one class at a time for five weeks.

PACE is proving to be many adult students’ education destination, so that they can become more marketable for their current employer and/or future employers. According to CBC PACE Director Michael Blanchett, the PACE program offers adults with daily obligations the opportunity to earn an accredited college degree and continue with a full work schedule.

The non-traditional adult education program meets on the CBC campus and also has an extension campus on the base at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. The PACE program, with its commitment to the military and Camp Robinson, was recently named by GI Jobs magazine as a 2011 Military Friendly School.  

Degree programs offered through the PACE program include an A.A. in General Education, A.S. in Military Technologies, Nursing Prerequisites, B.S. in Liberal Studies, B.S. in Organizational Management, B.S. in Management Information Systems, B.S. in Leadership & Ministry and a B.S. in Psychology.

“Our PACE department would not be where it is today without the effective leaders, team members, support staff and instructors at Central Baptist College,” Blanchett said. 

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