20
May
2019
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08:37 PM
America/Chicago

WGU Texas, South Texas College create agreement to make higher education more accessible

Summary

At a special signing ceremony on May 13, South Texas College President Dr. Shirley A. Reed and Western Governor’s University Chancellor Dr. Steven Johnson signed an agreement that will seek to further students’ education by utilizing course offerings available at WGU.

Western Governors University (WGU) Texas and South Texas College (STC) have announced a new partnership that will streamline the process for STC graduates, employees, and staff pursuing bachelor and master’s degrees.

At a special signing ceremony on May 13, STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed and WGU Chancellor Dr. Steven Johnson signed an agreement that will seek to further students’ education by utilizing course offerings available at WGU.

“This is another great opportunity for students who have an associate degree to go on and earn a bachelor, or if they have a bachelor’s to go on and earn a master’s degree,” said STC President Dr. Reed.

“It’s not just for STC students and graduates, it’s also for our faculty and staff,” Dr. Reed said. “They can finish a baccalaureate degree at South Texas College or they can transfer to WGU and for those employees with bachelor degrees, they now have the opportunity to do an online master degree in very high demand fields like cybersecurity, information technology, nursing, and healthcare.”

STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed
“This is another great opportunity for students who have an associate degree to go on and earn a bachelor, or if they have a bachelor’s to go on and earn a master’s degree. They can finish a baccalaureate degree at South Texas College or they can transfer to WGU and for those employees with bachelor degrees, they now have the opportunity to do an online master degree in very high demand fields like cybersecurity, information technology, nursing, and healthcare.” 
STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed

South Texas College graduates, faculty and staff will receive a 5 percent discounted tuition at WGU Texas, exclusive partner scholarships, valued at up to $2,000, and can select from more than 60 accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in information technology, business, health professions and teaching. Students transferring from STC can expect a comprehensive transfer policy. Information about WGU Texas’ community college partnerships and scholarship opportunities is available at www.texas.wgu.edu/cc

“WGU Texas is thrilled to expand its presence in the Rio Grande Valley by providing more STC students a seamless pathway to completing their bachelor’s degree and preparing them to enter some of the state’s most in-demand careers,” said WGU Chancellor Johnson. “We are committed to providing accessible, affordable, high-quality educational opportunities that lead to great outcomes.”

WGU Texas’ current enrollment is more than 12,250 students, with students enrolled in 233 of the state’s 254 counties, including 165 students from Hidalgo, Starr, and Cameron Counties, and 145 active students and graduates from South Texas College.