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MCC teams with Dixie State University in partnership to benefit students


Posted on 02.13.17

MCC is pleased to announce a partnership with Dixie State University that will help students start at MCC and then smoothly transfer to DSU.

For a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree, the agreement will provide a smooth transfer of credits from MCC to Dixie State, while saving thousands of dollars in tuition.

The announcement was made during the MCC Board of Governors meeting Friday morning.

“The loss of community college credits on a university transfer is one of the biggest obstacles for students,“ Michelle Brehmeyer, MCC associate dean of enrollment management, explained to the board.  “This agreement will remove that obstacle.”

Dixie State University will now accept Arizona General Education Curriculum, AGEC, credits from MCC.   

“DSU agrees that students should not be required to repeat classes they’ve already completed,” Brehmeyer explained. “If MCC students complete AGEC, those credits will now transfer to DSU.”

The MCC Board of Governors praised the work of MCC and DSU to come together on this agreement to help students.

“We are very pleased with this articulation agreement.  It’s going to help our students who want to pursue online classes there (DSU) and those who live in north Mohave County who will attend classes on campus,” said MCC Trustee Phyllis Smith.

The agreement is also a financial win for MCC students.  DSU is in southern Utah, and out of state annual tuition is $13,206.  However, DSU is letting MCC students, who are not residents of Utah, pay $6,930 for out of state tuition.  DSU is 40 miles from MCC’s Colorado City campus.

“This is a great partnership, as with all our university partnerships,” said MCC President Michael Kearns.  “We want to increase education levels and this is one more way we’re working toward accomplishing that goal for our students and our communities.”

MCC has four-year degree partnerships with 18 universities and colleges, which now include Dixie State University, Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.

MCC’s partner universities offer seamless transfers of credits and other benefits for MCC students.  They are premiere institutions offering a wide array of courses and programs.