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November 3, 2009

Cowley forms new credit transfer agreement with Bellevue University


A new credit transfer agreement between Cowley College and Bellevue University will enable Cowley College associate degree students to complete a baccalaureate degree online by selecting from over 20 online accelerated bachelor’s degree completion programs at Bellevue University.  Bellevue University will accept all associate degree credits from Cowley College, including the Associated of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Science.

The partnership offers several benefits to students and faculty.  One of the first universities in the nation to offer degree programs online, Bellevue University in Nebraska is widely recognized as a leader in online learning. They consult with Community College Partners to bring learning content online – effectively and efficiently.  In addition, the University provides flexible and relevant learning opportunities for faculty to earn terminal degrees, and enhance their teaching experiences. 

“Bellevue University offers Cowley College an excellent opportunity to increase enrollment by allowing students to build on their associate’s degrees and earn their bachelor’s degrees in as little as 12 months,” said Robert Cox, Community College Outreach at Bellevue University.  “We are excited about this partnership and look forward to helping Cowley College students reach their academic goals.”

Slade Griffiths, vice president of academic affairs at Cowley, is looking forward to this partnership.

“I was immediately impressed with this online program that could help many local students the opportunity to acquire a bachelor’s degree by taking Bellevue University classes and acquiring additional classes at Cowley,” Griffiths said.  “It is a great opportunity for students to reach their higher education goals while continuing to live and work in our community.”