Historically Black South Carolina State University has established a partnership with the South Carolina Technical College System that will provide students from any of the state’s 16 technical colleges access to the university’s bachelor’s degree programs and services. The goal is to facilitate these students’ successful transfer to the university upon completion of their associate’s degrees.
“This memorandum of understanding is a wonderful opportunity for our students across the state,” said South Carolina Technical College System President Tim Hardee. “Accessibility and affordability provide the foundation for our System. This collaborative agreement works to strengthen those fundamental values by providing expanded options for students at our 16 colleges to achieve their educational and career goals,” he continued.
The new partnership is a part of South Carolina’s State’s Partnerships and Collaborations effort. The alliance represents the university’s strategy to leverage is capabilities and increase its public value by forming partnerships and collaborations with academic institutions, businesses, and the community.
“South Carolina’s technical college system, one of the best in the nation, is now partnered with South Carolina State, which is a leader in many lucrative fields,” said South Carolina State University President James E. Clark. “Today’s announcement represents the essence of our Partnerships and Collaboration initiative with academic institutions. I am extremely excited about this partnership with the South Carolina Technical College System, as it represents a unique opportunity for students and families of South Carolina to have access to a lower-cost and more affordable, premier education,” he continued.