WGU Texas, South Texas College Sign Agreement to Make Higher Education More Accessible

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Partnership streamlines process for graduates, employees, and staff to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees

Dr. Shirley Reed, President, South Texas College; Dr. Steven Johnson, Chancellor, WGU Texas

Texas Border Business

McAllen, TX – WGU Texas and South Texas College (STC) announced today the signing of an agreement that creates pathways for students, employees, and graduates to work toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree and further their education at WGU Texas. South Texas College is the largest higher education institution south of San Antonio.

“South Texas College students and employees are truly exceptional and eager to continue theircollege education,” said Dr. Shirley A. Reed, South Texas College President. “This agreement for the seamless transfer from STC to WGU Texas with a discounted tuition is a great pathway for our students and employees to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.”

South Texas College graduates, faculty and staff will receive a 5 percent discounted tuition at WGU Texas, exclusive partner scholarships, valued at up to $2,000, and can select from more than 60 accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in information technology, business, health professions, and teaching. Students transferring from STC can expect a comprehensive transfer policy. Information about WGU Texas’ community college partnerships and scholarship opportunities is available at texas.wgu.edu/cc.


“WGU Texas is thrilled to expand its presence in the Rio Grande Valley by providing more STCstudents a seamless pathway to completing their bachelor’s degree and preparing them to enter some of the state’s most in-demand careers,” said Dr. Steven Johnson, Chancellor, WGU Texas.

“We are committed to providing accessible, affordable, high-quality educational opportunitiesthat lead to great outcomes.”

WGU Texas’ current enrollment is more than 12,250 students, with students enrolled in 236 ofthe state’s 254 counties, including 165 students from Hidalgo, Starr, and Cameron Counties, and 145 active students and graduates from South Texas College.

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