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What does a college degree mean?

Completion of a college degree may help satisfy a requirement for hiring or promotion, and it does so because it signifies a number of qualities the candidate is likely to possess. A degree from a quality institution demonstrates the degree holder’s capacity to reason from facts and engage in thoughtful [...]

SCPS Summer 2014 Scholarships Available!

Now that the weather is finally starting to take a turn for the pleasant, we can turn our thoughts to summer and more enjoyable days on the horizon. But don’t let that daydreaming distract you from the fact that Loyola offers a full Summer academic calendar, and SCPS has scholarship funds held in reserve to [...]

Alum Walt Wilk: Encouragement Key To Degree

Alum Walt Wilk: Encouragement Key To Degree

This year marks the centennial year for adult education at Loyola and we are celebrating the anniversary by gathering stories of our alumni who want to share their Loyola experience, and how it has transformed their lives. SCPS changed its name a number of times but it has consistently served adult students.

The following bio came [...]

New Associate Dean at SCPS: Jeanne Widen, PhD

New Associate Dean at SCPS: Jeanne Widen, PhD

We are very proud to announce that Jeanne Widen is the new Associate Dean at SCPS. After an exhaustive search, the best candidate was hidden in plain sight! Jeanne was first hired with SCPS as Director of Online Learning in Fall, 2012. In that role, she established a strong online curriculum and  this is proven [...]

More Evidence That Completing The Bachelor’s Degree Matters

More Evidence That Completing The Bachelor’s Degree Matters

We hear so many tales of doubt about the value of completing the bachelor’s degree these days that a dose of economic common sense might help us. A study released by the Pew Foundation makes it clear:

The wage advantage for completion of the bachelor’s degree has grown during the recent bad economic times.

The value [...]

Alum Joseph Arns: Extraordinary Vet, Businessman and Family Man

Alum Joseph Arns: Extraordinary Vet, Businessman and Family Man

Joseph Arns pictured with his wife and seven children on the day of his graduation in 1958, in a photo from the New World Newspaper. The photo in the background is a picture of the graduates on Loyola’s campus. A total of 750 graduated that day.

This year marks the centennial year for adult education at [...]

Alum Nora Scannell’s Impressive Career as a Police Woman

Alum Nora Scannell’s Impressive Career as a Police Woman

This year marks the centennial year for adult education at Loyola and we are celebrating the anniversary by gathering stories of our alumni who want to share their Loyola experience, and how it has transformed their lives. SCPS changed its name a number of times but it has consistently served adult students.

The following bio [...]

Online Orientation Thursday, January 2

Online Orientation Thursday, January 2

If you are enrolled in an online course for the Spring, considering taking an online course this year, or would simply like to learn more about online learning at SCPS, please join us for a virtual online workshop on

                Thursday, January 2

          5:30 -6:30 p.m. Central time

The workshop will cover the following topics:

Plans for SCPS programs [...]

Complete Your Degree Transfer Evaluation Night December 10

Returning to school to complete a bachelor’s degree can be overwhelming and we understand that here at SCPS. Make it easy on yourself and attend one of our many Complete Your Degree Transcript Evaluation Nights. Meet the deans and advisors, and others like you, who are thinking about finishing their degree. We will review your [...]

Your First Course for Free!

Your First Course for Free!

Starting in Spring 2014, SCPS is offering you a full scholarship to complete your first three credit course with us. The 8-week course, CPST 200: Introduction to Degree Completion, taken in your first semester at Loyola is designed to set you up for success.

With this course, you will get a good understanding of what it takes to be a [...]