UMUC Signs 40th Alliance Agreement, Expands Educational Partnerships Nationwide

New alliances include Camden County College, Gloucester County College, Lone Star College System and Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University


By Keri Banks (kbanks@mghus.com) |   April 27, 2010

ADELPHI, MD (April 27, 2010)—UMUC today announced articulation agreements with four more institutions: Camden County College (CCC) and Gloucester County College (GCC) in New Jersey, Lone Star College System (LSCS) in Texas, and Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University, an online institution based in Ohio. Under the new agreements, students at each institution will be able to seamlessly transfer credits into a variety of bachelor’s degree programs offered by UMUC. And thanks to the university’s award-winning online curriculum, students can pursue a variety of state-of-the-art academic programs from anywhere in the country.
 
“UMUC is dedicated to partnering with institutions—in Maryland, across the nation and around the world—to offer students flexible and affordable transfer options to pursue a four-year degree,” said UMUC President Susan C. Aldridge. “We are excited to enter into agreements with these colleges and universities, and will continue to build relationships with schools across the country to expand educational opportunities for students.”
 
UMUC has a team dedicated to supporting students who transfer from community colleges in Maryland and nationwide. The articulation agreements provide these students with the opportunity to transfer credit into a bachelor’s degree program at UMUC. The individual articulation agreements with UMUC are as follows:

Camden County College (CCC) – The agreement allows CCC students to transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree in fire science, business, accounting, criminal justice and more at UMUC.

Gloucester County College (GCC) – The agreement allows GCC students to seamlessly transfer credits into a UMUC bachelor’s degree program in an area such as legal studies, business, or criminal justice.

Lone Star College System (LSCS) – This agreement allows LSCS students to transfer their credits toward any bachelor’s degree program at UMUC.

Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University (IBTU)The agreement allows IBTU students to transfer their business, criminal justice or general education associate’s degree toward a bachelor’s degree at UMUC.

Since UMUC established its first alliance agreement in 1996, the university has formed alliances with all 16 of Maryland’s community colleges and with 24 other institutions nationwide. University leaders estimate that more than half of UMUC’s enrolled students transfer from two-year schools.