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April 4, 2019

WGU Texas, Alvin Community College Sign Agreement to Make Higher Education More Accessible

Partnership streamlines process for students, employees and graduates to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees

ALVIN, TX  – WGU Texas and Alvin Community College (ACC) announced today the signing of an agreement that creates pathways for students, employees and graduates to work toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree and further their education at WGU Texas.

“With this agreement, we are committed to maximizing the transferability of coursework and credits from Alvin Community College to WGU Texas,” said Dr. Christal M. Albrecht, Alvin Community College President. “We are excited about the benefits this partnership brings to our students, faculty, staff, and graduates who want to further their education. This partnership strengthens our community and we are grateful for the continued support and collaboration between both institutions.”

Alvin Community College students, employees and graduates will receive a 5% 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 ACC can expect a comprehensive transfer policy. Information about WGU Texas’ community college partnerships and scholarship opportunities is available at texas.wgu.edu/cc.

“WGU Texas is thrilled to expand its presence in Brazoria County by providing more ACC 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 Dr. Steven Johnson, Chancellor, WGU Texas. “Our goal for this partnership is a smooth transition into our programs and that all students will receive one-on-one guidance and support throughout their educational journey.”

WGU Texas’ current enrollment is more than 12,000 students, Johnson said. He added that more than 250 of those students are from Brazoria County, with students enrolled in 233 of the state’s 254 counties.

About Alvin Community College

For 70 years, Alvin Community College has offered quality higher-education programs including career education that lead directly to employment; courses that directly transfer to four-year colleges and universities; workforce certificate programs and continuing education courses. The mission of Alvin Community College is to improve lives by providing affordable, accessible and innovative educational opportunities to those it serves.  Supported by the community, our excellent faculty and staff fulfill this mission every day through a commitment to student achievement, life-long learning, academic excellence, and student success.

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