Historically Black Fort Valley State University in Georgia announced a partnership with Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. The agreement will create a pathway for FVSU students to earn a master’s degree in electronic engineering technology or computer science in as little as five years.
The dual degree program will utilize combined coursework from both institutions. Beginning as early as the Fall 2021 semester, qualified FVSU students can earn GVSU master’s degrees in engineering and computer science disciplines. FVSU students will have access to scholarship and financial support, student support and retention services, Michigan in-state tuition rates, and opportunities to visit GVSU before enrolling.
“This collaboration will allow our students to benefit from the best strengths of both universities — receiving a solid foundation in science and technology and exposure to specialized courses, research, and connections,” said Paul Jones, president at Fort Valley State University. “We are immensely proud and excited to partner with GVSU in this opportunity to further our long-standing commitment of preparing students for successful careers in STEM.”
Grand Valley State University enrolls about 21,000 undergraduate students and 3,000 graduate students, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up just 4 percent of the undergraduate student body.