Obtaining a college degree opens the door to many career options and opportunities. According to the U.S. Census, college graduates earn about twice as much as high school graduates. College graduates also have lower unemployment rates, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. There are many ways to finance a degree, including scholarships and federal and state grants.

University College at Rockland has created a self-guided information page on its website that provides options and guidance for students who have never taken a college class before or for those who may have some college credits but are looking to finish their degrees. Registration for the fall 2016 semester is open and ongoing.

The URock website includes information about meeting with an adviser and exploring degree and scholarship options. People are invited to read more by clicking on the “register now” information slide.

University College has a system-wide mission to provide centralized services to students and faculty engaged in online and distance programs offered by the campuses of the University of Maine System.

University College operates a center in Rockland that allows students access to over 100 certificate and degree programs from the University of Maine System. Students access the resources of campuses while studying online or pursuing a mix of online and traditional classroom instruction while staying close to home.

URock is located on the fourth floor of the Breakwater Building. More information is available online at learn.maine.edu/rockland or by calling 596-6906.