49er Finish

Graduating almost 700 former UNC Charlotte students, the award winning 49er Finish Program

assists eligible students in returning to UNC Charlotte to complete their degree. 

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It's never too late to go back to school and finish your degree.

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Bill Tom

B.A. in Sociology
49er Finish Graduate

The 49er Finish Program was an integral part of my mid-life career change, and truth be told the single most important aspect of my current career trajectory.

Regina Dudley-Mack

B.S. B.A. in Management
Active 49er Finish Student

I am grateful for the second change the 49er Finish program has given me. It was because of my family that I had to stop pursuing my degree, now it is because of my family I must finish pursuing my degree.

Victoria Namishia

B.A. in English
49er Finish Graduate

I would not, I know for sure, have graduated college had you not reached back out to me, you guys picked me up and you brought me home and you accepted me.

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Join 682 graduates

Over 682 49ers have returned, and you can too!
Earn More

Earn 65% more

College graduates earn, on average, about 65% more!
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Make an impact

Do it for you and your family!
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Increase employment opportunities

One third of jobs require a postsecondary education.


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Latest News
UNC Charlotte Program Helps Former Students Graduate
Date Published: March 23, 2015
Going back to college after taking several years off can be difficult. Work demands, raising a family or finances can make it challenging. Many schools have programs to reach out to students who left before completing their degrees. At UNC Charlotte the program is called 49er Finish.

Read more >> UNC Charlotte Program Helps Former Students Graduate

AASCU American Association of State Colleges and Universities
49er Finish Published in AASCU Innovation Exchange
Date Published: March 19, 2014
The program positively impacts the career and personal goals of student graduates, has enhanced degree production in academic departments, and has generated additional income through tuition revenues.

Read more >> 49er Finish Published in AASCU Innovation Exchange