BLOUNTVILLE — Northeast State Community College graduates, faculty and staff
will be able to transfer credits from Northeast to WGU Tennessee seamlessly.
NSCC and WGU Tennessee, http://tennessee.wgu.edu/, Wednesday
morning announced the signing of an articulation agreement and memorandum of understanding that allow Northeast State graduates and staff to receive application fee waivers and discounted tuition to WGU Tennessee. WGU tuition is $3,000 a semester or $6,000 a year regardless of how many semester hours a student takes.
“The relationship between Northeast State
and WGU Tennessee is beneficial to both institutions and, most importantly,
to our students,”
NSCC President Janice Gilliam said. “Our ultimate goal is
to ensure that our students are successful in their education and careers
and the benefits offered through our partnership with WGU Tennessee will put them on the fast track to success.”
Gilliam, WGU Tennessee Chancellor Kimberly Estep and WGU Advisory Board member David Golden of Eastman Chemical Co. attended a news conference and signing of the articulation and memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.
WGU or Western Governors University was founded in the late 1990s by 19 western U.S. governors as a private, not-for-profit online university to serve non-traditional students.
It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in information technology, business, health sciences (nursing and health infomatics) and K-12 education and fits into Gov. Bill Haslam's Drive to 55 initiative, with a goal to get 55 percent of Tennesseeans with a certificated, associate's or bachelor's degree by 2025.
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