California universities team up to share courses

Student using finish faster course search engine

This collaborative initiative aims to help students plan their educational path in a more efficient way.

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The California State University (CSU) and the California Community Colleges (CCC) launched “Finish Faster,” a course finder with more than 10,000 options.

This collaborative initiative aims to help students get their degrees faster. Enrolled California College learners can search through thousands of courses so they can plan their educational path in a more efficient way. Even if some of the programs offered are not from their own school, they count for credit.

This search engine recommends nearby face-to-face courses and online choices from the 23 CSUs and the 114 California Community Colleges (CCC). It also lets users know course prices so they can compare and select their most suitable option.

 Example of Finish Faster course finder platform.

Example of Finish Faster course finder platform.

In addition to online courses, the project shares resources such as counseling, tutoring and access to library services.

This action is an example of how universities partnerships and shared educational resources could help students get a better educational experience.