WGU Texas, South Texas College sign agreement to make higher education more accessible
WHAT: On Monday, May 13, WGU Texas and South Texas College will hold a signing agreement ceremony to create pathways for students, employees and graduates to work toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree and further their education at WGU Texas.
Since WGU Texas launched in Texas in 2011, more than 11,300 graduates have earned their undergraduate or graduate degrees, helping to address the state’s critical workforce needs in high-demand fields such as IT, healthcare, business, and education. WGU Texas student enrollment is more than 12,250 with students in 233 counties across the state.
Founded in 1993, South Texas College (STC) is the largest institution of higher education south of San Antonio, with six campuses, two higher education centers, and one virtual campus. South Texas College offers more than 120 degree and
certificate options, including associate degrees, and is the only community college in the state to offer four baccalaureate degrees.
WHO: Dr. Shirley A. Reed, South Texas College President
Dr. Kelli Davis, Director of University Relations, Transfer and Articulation Center, South Texas College
WGU Texas Chancellor, Dr. Steven Johnson
WGU Texas and STC staff
WHEN: Monday, May 13, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: South Texas College, Pecan Campus, Cooper Center
3201 W. Pecan, McAllen, Texas 78501
About WGU Texas:
WGU Texas is a nonprofit, online university designed to expand access to higher education for Texas residents. Established by the state of Texas through a partnership with nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Texas offers more than 60 accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in high-demand career fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. To learn more, visit texas.wgu.edu.
About South Texas College:
Founded in 1993, South Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers more than 120 degree & certificate options, including associate degrees in a variety of liberal art, social science, business, math, science, technology, advanced manufacturing and allied health fields of study. Additionally, South Texas College is the only community college in the State of Texas to offer four baccalaureate degrees. South Texas College has a faculty and staff of more than 2,700 to serve the college’s six campuses, two higher education centers, and one virtual campus.