Cleveland State Community College and WGU Tennessee, announced the signing of an articulation agreement that allows Cleveland State graduates and staff to receive application fee waivers and discounted tuition to WGU Tennessee.
“This partnership offers our students and graduates a wonderful opportunity,” said Dr. Carl Hite, president of Cleveland State. “WGU Tennessee and Cleveland State share a goal of helping all Tennesseans achieve their education goals at an affordable price.”
The agreement between the two institutions also facilitates the seamless transfer of credits from Cleveland State to WGU Tennessee.
“Today’s agreement is the beginning of a great relationship between Cleveland State and WGU Tennessee,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, chancellor of WGU Tennessee. “WGU Tennessee provides a smooth transition for community college graduates who want to complete a bachelor’s degree. With this agreement, it will be easier and more affordable for Cleveland State graduates to meet their educational goals and advance their careers. We are also pleased to extend the application fee waiver and 5 percent discount to Cleveland State staff members, too.”
Launched by Gov. Bill Haslam earlier this year, WGU Tennessee is an online, accredited, nonprofit university aimed at expanding Tennesseans’ access to higher education. Established to meet the needs of working adults who wish to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree and advance their careers, WGU Tennessee offers accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. WGU Tennessee was created through a partnership between the state of Tennessee and nationally recognized Western Governors University.