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Chipotle employees can now earn a degree from the University of Arizona tuition-free

Posted at 2:52 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 22:06:52-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A fast food chain is offering a major new benefit to its employees.

Chipotle's newly announced "debt-free degree" program offers free tuition toward 78 degree programs at several nonprofit universities, including the University of Arizona.

A spokesperson for the company said Tucson Chipotle employees who have worked at the restaurant for at least 120 days can earn one of 14 degrees at UA for free by taking classes either online or in-person.

The Chipotle spokesperson says they have 2,630 employees in Arizona, 281 of which are in Tucson.

Before Tuesday's announcement, Chipotle already offered tuition reimbursement to its employees. The new debt-free education program promises no up-front costs.

Here's the list of the UA degrees Chipotle's new program offers:

Business Administration
Cyber Operations
Arts, Media and Entertainment (BGS)
Economy and Industry (BGS)
Global and Intercultural Understanding (BGS)
Science, Technology, Health and Society (BGS)
Social Behavior and Human Understanding (BGS)
Sports and Socoiety (BGS)
Information Science and eSociety
Network Operations
Organizational Leadership
Regional Commerce

Click here for the full list of degrees Chipotle is offering its employees from 10 different universities.