Founded in 1973, the private, for-profit, two-year Sage College maintains a Moreno Valley, California Campus, in addition to the San Diego Campus.
With a focus on select skills, Sage College states a mission “to change lives by providing a relevant and meaningful education for the purpose of placing each graduate with the capabilities, skills, and expertise necessary to successfully secure employment within the business and legal professions.” Sage College also states objectives targeting: personal student growth; qualified faculty; general education curriculum; fulfilling associate's degree requirements; keeping pace with court reporting and paralegal industry standards; assisting students through ongoing guidance and counseling; providing financial assistance; and facilitating transition from the student environment to the professional workplace. Sage College retains approval by the National Court Reporters Association and prepares students for the NCRA and Registered Professional Reporter certification exams. Sage College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
Sage College maintains an open admission policy. Prospective applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. In addition, applicants need to score a minimum 70 percent on the Career Programs Assessment examination. Students with added postsecondary education should also submit all official transcripts.
More than 550 students are enrolled in Sage College. More than 50 percent of students attend classes on a part-time basis. Nearly 95 percent of students are female and minority students represent more than half of the student body. Adult students make up nearly 60 percent of the student population and nearly one-third of students are enrolled as distance education students.
DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION
Degrees include a Paralegal Studies Associate of Arts Degree and a Court Reporting Associate of Applied Arts Degree. Students may also pursue Paralegal Studies and Court Reporting diplomas. Coursework is offered days, evenings, and online. The online environment typically includes audio/visual presentations, tests, quizzes, and assignments. Students may also need to participate in discussion boards, and SageLIVE provides a virtual classroom for students enrolled in the online Court Reporting program. Successful students completing the Court Reporting program will qualify to complete the California Certified Shorthand Reporters Examination. The student-to-faculty ratio at Sage College is 26:1.
COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID
Tuition is charged quarterly and does not include additional program fees. Tuition for the paralegal program includes textbook costs; Sage College provides court reporting students with a free steno machine. Annual rates are as follows: $12,460 annually for day and online programs and $9,760 annually for evening programs.
Sage College supports a number federal and state financial aid programs for qualifying students, including: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Investment Act, Veterans Administration, Federal Direct Loan Program, and Cal Grant A, B, and C.
Sector Of Institution:Private for-profit, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
Adult Age Enrollments:339
Percent Admitted:Open Admissions
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