Brandman University joins partnership for Chicago students

April 22, 2020

The following content first appeared on the news page while UMass Global operated under its former name of Brandman University.

IRVINE, Calif. (April 22, 2020) - Brandman University is now a partner in Noble Forward, a program in which graduates of the Chicago-based Noble Network of Charter Schools can receive coaching services while enrolled in competency-based programs.

“We have a long tradition of helping students who need more than an admissions letter. They need college programs designed to fit their lives,” Chancellor Gary Brahm said. “Noble Forward shares our vision of making higher education more accessible to students who have important commitments to their families and jobs. We’re excited to begin a new partnership that will help Chicagoland students earn degrees and begin new chapters of their lives.”

The partnership clears the way for Noble Forward students to enroll in Brandman MyPathTM programs leading to either a Bachelor of Business Administration or a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree.

“We believe that college completion is the best preparation for our students to live exemplary lives,” said Eric Rapp, the director of Noble Forward. “Our vision is to increase college completion by rethinking the college experience and providing innovative new post-secondary options that combine rigorous academics with intensive supports.”

For more information, see Noble Network’s announcement.


Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative programs and support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs. Brandman serves about 24,000 students, more than 14,000 of whom enroll in academic credit programs, at 25 physical campuses in California and Washington, as well as online. Brandman offers fully-online courses for students anywhere in the United States and for military personnel serving abroad. For additional information, visit the university’s website.

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