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February 4, 2020

WGU Texas, North Central Texas College Sign Agreement to Make Higher Education More Accessible

Partnership streamlines process to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees

GAINESVILLE – Online, nonprofit university WGU Texas announced today the signing of agreements with North Central Texas College (NCTC) that create pathways for the community colleges’ students, employees and graduates to work toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree and further their education at WGU Texas. NCTC has six campuses in North Texas, serving students in Cooke, Denton, and Montague counties.

“We are excited to partner with WGU Texas to help further the education of our students, alumni and employees,” said Dr. Brent Wallace, Chancellor, NCTC. “Not only does this partnership allow for seamless transfer, but it helps our students turn basic jobs into fulfilling careers.”  

This is the first transfer agreement between NCTC and WGU Texas. The agreement will streamline the process for NCTC students and graduates pursuing a bachelor’s degree at WGU Texas.

The signing event at NCTC included remarks from WGU Texas Chancellor Steven Johnson and NCTC Chancellor Dr. Brent Wallace. 

Through the agreement with WGU Texas, NCTC graduates, faculty, and staff may select among more than 60 accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in information technology, business, health professions and teaching. Transfer students also receive special benefits including:

  • 5 percent discounted tuition at WGU Texas,
  • Exclusive partner scholarships, valued at up to $2,000,
  • Comprehensive transfer policy. 

“WGU Texas is thrilled to expand its presence in the four North Texas counties that NCTC College serves,” said  Dr. Steven Johnson, Chancellor, WGU Texas. “Community colleges in Texas enroll almost half of all students in the state—over 730,000 students. This partnership creates an opportunity to link those students to alternative, viable pathways to earning a degree and preparing them to enter some of the state’s most in-demand careers.”

WGU Texas’ current enrollment is more than 13,000 students, with students enrolled in 233 of the state’s 254 counties. Approximately 650 students in Denton, Cooke and Montague counties attend WGU Texas, and 115 are transfers from NCTC. 

For more information about WGU Texas’ community college partnerships and scholarship opportunities, visit texas.wgu.edu/cc.

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