Partnership part of StrayerComplete initiative, which offers innovative pathways and increases access to and affordability of college degrees for adult students
WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 14, 2015 – Strayer University, a leading postsecondary higher education institution for working adults, today announced a new partnership with Ivy Tech Community College, the statewide community college system of Indiana and the largest community college system in the U.S., to allow Ivy Tech students pursuing an associate degree to earn a bachelor’s degree from Strayer University. All eligible credits received for completed Ivy Tech coursework will seamlessly transfer to Strayer University and will count toward a bachelor’s degree. In addition Strayer University will offer Ivy Tech students a tuition rate for coursework at Strayer that matches the out-of-state online costs they enjoyed at Ivy Tech.
The Ivy Tech partnership, which adds to Strayer’s relationships with more than 200 community colleges across the country, falls under Strayer University’s ‘StrayerComplete’ initiative, creating innovative and alternative solutions for community college students to complete a four-year degree. StrayerComplete is one of a series of Strayer programs aimed at increasing access to a four-year college degree for all adult students and that is quickly leading to Strayer’s position as a leader in college affordability.
“The rising cost of college has long been a major barrier for adults wanting to pursue higher education,” said Brian W. Jones, president of Strayer University. “From our well-received Graduation Fund to our most recent Degrees@Work offering, Strayer University is committed to identifying affordable, flexible and innovative solutions that expand access and prepare students for the practical demands of the marketplace. Our unique relationship with Ivy Tech was conceived with this mission in mind, and we are thrilled to have them as a partner in our access and affordability efforts.”
Ivy Tech enrolls approximately 175,000 students annually at its 32 campus locations. “We are excited to provide our graduating students with this attractive option for completing their bachelor’s degree. Strayer University has a longstanding history of offering rigorous and relevant academic programs,” said Thomas J. Snyder, President of Ivy Tech.
Interested students – those who are pursuing or have already completed their associate degree at Ivy Tech – can begin the credit transfer process by contacting Strayer University. The program offers eligible students access to Strayer University’s extensive online programs in nursing, business, accounting, and information systems and technology, among others. For more information, visit: http://ivytech.strayer.edu.
About Strayer University
Strayer University has been in operation since 1892, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, economics, information systems, information technology, human resource management, education, health services administration, public administration, management and criminal justice to working adult students. The University includes Strayer@Work, which serves corporate clients by delivering the next generation of performance improvement and workforce development. Strayer University also offers an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. For more information, visit http://www.strayer.edu or call 1-888-4-STRAYER (888-478-7293).
About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.