New partnership will help students complete degree
Mar 13, 2013 1:52 PM | Print
Pratt Community College and Wichita State University have signed an agreement intended to motivate more students to complete an associate's degree, even after transferring to a four-year institution.
This reverse articulation agreement promotes best practices for increasing both associate's and baccalaureate degree completion by permitting eligible students to transfer select course work from Wichita State to Pratt Community College to complete requirements for a Pratt associate's degree.
Eligible Wichita State students will:
The implementation of a reverse transfer agreement will help advance the overall goal of the Kansas Board of Regents to increase postsecondary degree completion rates in our state. Nationally, half of all baccalaureate degree recipients have attended community colleges prior to earning their degrees.
"Anytime you can help a student complete an education, it helps both the student and academic program," said Wichita State president John Bardo.
Pratt Community College president William Wojciechowski said the partnership was a natural move.
"Pratt and Wichita State have a long-term partnership and Pratt has been involved in many of WSU's initiatives," he said. "Lots of our students see opportunities at WSU and enter into its programs."
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