Fort Valley State University Signs Agreement With Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Historically Black Fort Valley State University in Georgia has signed an agreement with Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta. The technical college enrolls more than 4,700 students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 35 percent of the student body.

Under the agreement, students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College who earn an associate’s degree can have up to 18 semester hours transferred to Fort Valley State University and count towards the completion of a bachelor’s degree.

“As stewards of the state’s resources, we can make it so that students have a path to get a bachelor’s degree with no duplication,” said Tina K. Anderson, president of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. “This helps take barriers away and makes opportunities for students in the state of Georgia.”

Paul Jones, president of Fort Valley State University, added that “it’s special when the technical college system and the university system come together for the benefit of students. This gives us an opportunity to extend a pathway forward for students throughout our state — from South Georgia and beyond.”

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  1. Congratulations FVSU! This is the kind of strategic partnering that has distinguished you in the past and will continue to do so in the future. The students of Wiregrass GTC will have amazing opportunities available through this new relationship. A win:win!

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