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April 6, 2021

WGU Texas, McLennan Community College Partner to Eliminate Transfer Barriers for Students Who Seek Four-year Degrees

Preparing students for a successful transition to bachelor’s degree programs

AUSTIN – WGU Texas and McLennan Community College (MCC) announced a partnership to support students seeking a bachelor’s degree after completing their associate degrees. The partnership creates pathways for the McLennan Community College students, graduates, and employees to work toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree and further their education at WGU Texas. Located in Waco, McLennan Community College is a public community college and serves around 9,000 students and over 700 employees.

“We are excited that WGU Texas has shown an interest in continuing our students’ success,” said Dr. Johnette McKown, McLennan Community College president. “This agreement is a perfect example how two-year and four-year colleges can partner to create educational pathways for our students.”

This is the first transfer agreement between MCC and WGU Texas and streamlines the process for MCC graduates pursuing a bachelor’s degree at WGU Texas. Through the agreement, students who graduated with their associates from MCC, 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:

  • Exclusive partner scholarships, valued at up to $2,500.
  • Comprehensive and seamless transfer policy. 
  • All completed courses at MCC with a C or higher are automatically accepted.

“As one of the state’s and nation’s most transfer friendly universities, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide McLennan Community College graduates and employees with an efficient transfer process to reduce their overall costs and time to complete their degrees at WGU Texas,” said Linda Battles, Regional Director, WGU Texas.

WGU Texas’ current enrollment is more than 13,900 students, with students enrolled in 233 of the state’s 254 counties. Approximately 120 students in McLennan County attend WGU Texas, and 90 are transfers from MCC. 

For more information about WGU Texas’ community college partnerships and scholarship opportunities, visit

About McLennan Community College

Located in Waco, Texas, McLennan was established in 1965 by the citizens of McLennan County. McLennan was the first junior college in Texas to incorporate the word "community"​ in its name. For more than 40 years, McLennan has been serving Waco and the surrounding areas to help community members achieve their educational goals. McLennan has an average of 9,000 students enrolled a semester.

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