Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, has announced an agreement with Westchester Community College based in Valhalla, New York. The community college, which is affiliated with the State University of New York System, enrolls nearly 13,000 students. African Americans make up 21 percent of the student body.
The agreement will facilitate the transfer of associate degree graduates from Westchester Community College to Delaware State University where they will be able complete a bachelor’s degrees in two years. The agreement guarantees transfer admission for Westchester Community college graduates that have a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average, with the exception of four undergraduate programs that require a 2.5 GPA (management, accounting, social work and mathematics education).
Another component of the agreement calls for students who complete an associate’s degree in accounting at Westchester Community College to transfer to Delaware State University, where they can earn a bachelor of science degree in accounting in two years and an MBA after one additional year.
Harry L. Williams, president of Delaware State University, stated that “Delaware State University is proud to be able to take the baton of these Westchester students’ academic aspiration and help them reach the finish lines of bachelor’s degree and MBA completions. They are getting a great start at WCC and we believe they will find that Delaware State University is an excellent place to fulfill their higher education goals.”