Historically Black Jarvis Christian University Partners With Tyler Junior College

Historically Black Jarvis Christian University in Hawkins, Texas, has entered into an agreement with Tyler Junior College that will allow for seamless transition into bachelor’s degree programs at the university for Tyler Junior College graduates.

Tyler Junior College enrolls just under 12,000 students, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 16 percent of the student body.

Under the agreement, Tyler Junir College students can complete their associate degree and seamlessly transfer to Jarvis Christian University without losing course credits. Students who earn associate’s degrees in biology, business administration, accounting, computer information systems, business management, chemistry, criminal justice, cybersecurity, English, history, journalism, kinesiology, mathematics, and social work will be eligible for the seamless transfer.

The agreement also connects students to Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarships offered by the university from $4,000 to $8,000 over the remaining two-year period, based on academic achievement. These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and are renewable at the end of each year for the period the student is attending Jarvis Christian University.

“I am especially excited about this collaboration that will allow two great institutions to come together and serve the students to choose to get their education in East Texas,” Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt, president of Jarvis Christian University. “We know that if students are going to live their best lives, the best education they can get can help them to do that. At the end of the day, we are preparing students to live and work in East Texas and Texas but also to be great national and global citizens and to make sure that this nation is best nation it can be.”

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