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WCCCD students can use WSU credits for associate degree

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WCCCD students
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DETROIT — A new agreement between Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) and Wayne State University will allow students to combine credits earned at WCCCD with those earned at WSU toward the rewarding of an associate’s degree. The agreement expands upon the WayneDirect program, which offers dual-enrollment for WCCCD students at the university.

“Reverse transfer agreements have grown significantly across the nation,” said WCCCD Chancellor Dr. Curtis L. Ivery. “The ability for students who attend Wayne State University to transfer back credits they earn in satisfaction of our degree requirements gives them an important credential.”

Both institutions agree students should be able to apply credits from both WSU and WCCCD to earn both an associate’s and a bachelor’s degree. WCCCD representatives say the agreement strengthens their commitment to a “completion agenda,” which strives to increase the numbers of students earning one-year college certificates and associate degrees.

WCCCD has been recognized among the top 10 institutions in the nation by the Community College Times in awarding degrees earned by African American students. The WCCCD enrolls more than 70,000 students annually, advancing degree completion among a student body in Michigan’s most diverse region.

“This is a significant step for both institutions and one that holds great promise for the future,” Ivery said. “We look forward to continue strengthening the relationships between WCCCD and WSU — the largest urban institutions in Michigan — and promoting opportunities for students to succeed.”

Wayne County Community College District has five campuses and was established in 1967 to serve the approximately 2.3 million people who live within the 500 square mile area comprising the college’s service district.

For more information on the WCCCD, visit: www.wcccd.edu.

— Staff report

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