AUSTIN – WGU Texas and Collin College announced a partnership to support students seeking bachelor’s degrees after completing their associate degrees. The partnership creates pathways for Collin College students, graduates, and employees to work toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree and further their education at WGU Texas. Collin College is the only public college based in Collin County and serves more than 56,000 credit and continuing education students annually.
“Collin College is dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities,” said Collin College District President Dr. Neil Matkin. “We are excited to establish this new partnership with WGU Texas and provide additional options for our students and employees to earn degrees.”
This is the first transfer agreement between Collin College and WGU Texas and streamlines the process for Collin College graduates pursuing a bachelor’s degree at WGU Texas. Through the agreement, students who graduated with their associate degrees from Collin College, 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:
- A five percent tuition discount for up to four terms.
- Exclusive partner scholarships, valued at up to $2,500, credited at $600 per term.
- Comprehensive and seamless transfer policy.
- All completed courses at Collin College with a C or higher are automatically accepted.
“As one of the state’s most transfer-friendly universities, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide Collin College students, graduates, and employees with an efficient transfer process to reduce their overall costs and time to complete their degrees at WGU Texas online,” said Linda Battles, Chancellor of WGU Texas. “This partnership helps students reach their next goal by creating an opportunity to earn accredited, degree programs online that will prepare them to enter some of the state’s most in-demand careers.
WGU Texas’ current enrollment is more than 14,000 students, with students enrolled in 233 of the state’s 254 counties. Approximately 506 students from Collin College attend WGU Texas, with over 100 more earning bachelor’s or master’s degrees.
For more information about WGU Texas’ community college partnerships and scholarship opportunities, visit texas.wgu.edu/cc.
About Collin County Community College District
Collin College serves more than 56,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates, including new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity degrees. The only public college based in Collin County, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. For more information, visit www.collin.edu.