Community college students have more opportunities to receive bachelor's degrees thanks to Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti --  Eastern Michigan University is expanding its partnerships with community colleges to make it easier for students to transfer their credits and earn a bachelor’s degree. Known as articulation agreements, Eastern signed four new agreements in the last several months. They include: Social Work with Henry Ford College; Children and Families Studies with Henry Ford College and Monroe Community College; and the Nursing Collaborative with Washtenaw Community College (simultaneous completion of associate and bachelor of science degrees). 

As a result of the expansion, Eastern now has 143 articulation agreements with 25 different community colleges spanning dozens of fields. Of those 143 agreements:

-       130 are academic program agreements;

-       3 are honors agreements; and, 

-       10 are reverse transfer agreements (which outline the process for a student who transferred to Eastern from a community college to earn an associate's degree from the community college based on additional coursework taken at EMU).

Rhonda Longworth, interim provost and executive vice president said, “Our relationships with community colleges and their students are very important to Eastern Michigan University. Facilitating a seamless transition from credits earned at a community college to the University provides more Michigan students with a direct and cost-effective path to achieving a four-year degree.”

Eastern’s top community college partners are:

- Washtenaw Community College (28 agreements)

- Henry Ford College (18 agreements)

- Macomb Community College (14 agreements)

- Schoolcraft College (13 agreements)

- Monroe Community College (12 agreements)

- Oakland Community College (eight agreements)

- Wayne County Community College District (six agreements)

Eastern Michigan University also has articulation agreements with community colleges in five states outside of Michigan. A full list of Eastern’s articulation agreements with community colleges can be found on the articulation agreements page of the University’s website. 

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It serves 22,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. More than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information, visit the University's website.

September 28, 2016

Written by:
Walter Kraft

Media Contact:
Geoff Larcom