TCC, WGU partner to streamline college transfer process

WGU Texas and Tarrant County College District announced a partnership agreement between the two higher education institutes that streamlines the college transfer process for Tarrant County students.

As per the partnership, TCCD graduates, faculty and staff are eligible to receive 5% discounted tuition rates and exclusive scholarships of almost $2,000 at WGU Texas, an online, nonprofit, competency-based university.

WGU Texas offers over 60 accredited undergraduate and graduate programs. The disciplines range from business, information technology, nursing to k-12 teacher education.

“Thanks to this new transfer option, TCC students now have a seamless, cost-effective pathway to earn a bachelor’s degree through WGU Texas and enter the workforce,” TCC Chancellor Eugene Giovannini said in a statement. “WGU has an ongoing commitment to excellence that is imperative to our students, including efficient course alignment between the two institutions.”

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The normal rate tuition for a 6-month term at WGU Texas costs $3,225, according to its website.

WGU Texas, a part of Western Governors University, was established in 2011. Since its inception, over 10,000 graduates have earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Currently, about 1,200 students from Tarrant County are enrolled in WGU Texas.

“WGU Texas is thrilled to expand its presence in Tarrant County by providing more TCCD students a seamless pathway to completing their bachelor’s degree and preparing them to enter some of the state’s most in-demand careers,” WGU Texas Chancellor Steven Johnson said. “Our goal for this partnership is a smooth transition into our programs and that all students will receive one-on-one guidance and support throughout their educational journey