NWU Partners with Mid-Plains Community College to Boost Bachelor’s Degree Completion
Nebraska Wesleyan University has added Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte as its newest partner in the Pathways Scholarship Program.
Nebraska Wesleyan University President Fred Ohles and Mid-Plains Community College President Ryan Purdy have signed a formal agreement for the program.
The new program partners NWU with community colleges in an effort to open more doors to bachelor’s degree completion.
The program provides two pathways to degree completion at Nebraska Wesleyan with financial benefits including a $15,000 scholarship to every admitted MPCC student to NWU’s traditional undergraduate program. Those enrolling in the accelerated degree-completion program for adults will receive a $15 per credit hour scholarship and a low tuition rate.
Since 2014, 50 MPCC students have transferred to Nebraska Wesleyan.
“We’re delighted to strengthen our educational partnerships through launching the MPCC Pathways to NWU program,” said NWU President Fred Ohles. “We’re excited to welcome more MPCC students and help them continue to reach their academic goals and extracurricular success.”
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Nebraska Wesleyan on their Pathways Scholarship transfer program and their willingness to provide a significant level of scholarship to help MPCC students continue their education towards completing their bachelor’s degree,” said MPCC President Ryan Purdy. “This scholarship will provide another choice to those students wishing to transfer and who maybe thought that the costs would be prohibitive.”
Students transferring directly from MPCC and who complete a minimum of 18 credit hours at MPCC are eligible for consideration of admission and the Pathways Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters at NWU.
This marks the third such partnership between NWU and Nebraska community colleges. In October, NWU signed a formal agreement with Southeast Community College to offer the SCC Pathways to NWU program.In December, NWU signed a similar agreement with Metropolitan Community College in Omaha.