TULSA - With the cost of a college education spiraling and student loan debt up an average of six percent annually in the last several years, new transfer agreements announced Wednesday by Tulsa Community College and Rogers State University comes as great news for families looking to save money.
The schools signed ten new agreements today.
They consist of coordinated educational tracks that allow students to complete an Associate's Degree at TCC, then seamlessly transfer all their units into a Bachelor's Degree program at RSU.
It will allow more students to stay in the Tulsa area to complete a bachelor's degree while still living at home, or living on the RSU campus, the only residential, private four-year university in the Tulsa area.
The agreements signed today include ten programs:
- Accounting --> Business Administration, Accounting option
- Biology --> Biology, Medical and Molecular option
- Business Administration --> Sport Management-Sport Business option
- Health and Human Performance --> Sport Management, Fitness Management option
- Environmental Science --> Biology, Environmental Conservation option
- History --> Social Science, History option
- Nutritional Science --> Sport Management, Fitness Management option
- Political Science --> Social Science, Political Science option
- Pre-Professional Science (Veterinary Medicine) --> Biology, Medical and Molecular option
- Pre-Professional Science (Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry) --> Biology, Medical and Molecular option
What this ultimately does is, is it increases the number of students in the Tulsa area that can graduate with a four-year Bachelor's Degree," TCC President Dr. Leigh Goodson told KRMG. "By making the agreements between the two different institutions, we're able to increase access for those students and make it easier for them to complete their educational goals."
According to the website Project on Student Debt, the average student debt in Oklahoma in 2012 was $23,636.