Vol State Signs Agreement with Western Governors University

WGU agreement signingVolunteer State Community College and WGU Tennessee, http://tennessee.wgu.edu/, announced today the signing of an articulation agreement that allows Volunteer State graduates and staff to receive application fee waivers and discounted tuition to WGU Tennessee.

“We’re looking forward to growing this collaborative partnership with WGU Tennessee,” said Dr. Jerry Faulkner, president of Volunteer State Community College. “We believe that teaming up with WGU Tennessee will greatly enhance the opportunities available to our students and staff.”

The agreement between the two institutions also facilitates the seamless transfer of credits from Volunteer State to WGU Tennessee.

Launched by Gov. Bill Haslam earlier this year, WGU Tennessee is an online, accredited, nonprofit university aimed at expanding Tennesseans’ access to higher education. Established to meet the needs of working adults who wish to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree and  advance their careers, WGU Tennessee offers accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. WGU Tennessee was created through a partnership between the state of Tennessee and nationally recognized Western Governors University.

“We’re delighted to announce Volunteer State as our fifth community college partner,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, chancellor of WGU Tennessee. “WGU Tennessee provides Volunteer State Community College graduates a way to easily transition from their associate degree to a bachelor’s degree.”

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Pictured: Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, Chancellor of WGU Tennessee signs the agreement with Vol State President, Dr. Jerry Faulkner.