Western Governors University and Miami Dade College Partner to Provide a Seamless Path to Graduate Degrees

WGU scholarships are available for Miami Dade College graduates and staff

MIAMI (March 1, 2022) Western Governors University (WGU) and Miami Dade College (MDC) have entered into a University Collaboration Agreement to provide MDC graduates and employees the opportunity to pursue affordable bachelor’s and master’s degrees with WGU.

As part of the agreement, MDC graduates and staff will be eligible to apply for scholarships offered through the WGU Community College Partnership Scholarship. The scholarships are valued at up to $2,500, with $625 credited each term and renewable for up to four terms based on satisfactory academic performance.

“We are thrilled to partner with Miami Dade College to provide affordable access to growing professionals,” said Kimberly K. Estep, WGU Southeast Regional Vice President. “Providing pathways for hard-working people to develop their careers is integral to the missions of WGU and MDC. By working together in this capacity, we will ensure that students have the opportunity to achieve their goals.

WGU’s competency-based online model provides MDC students, staff, and alumni with access to affordable higher education. In addition, access to career services, events, and alumni activities will be provided through various WGU outreach channels. WGU and MDC will collaborate to execute ongoing enrollment campaigns and educational assistance benefits.

“We are very pleased to partner with WGU and provide MDC graduates and staff with the opportunity to further their education and earn advanced degrees,” said Madeline Pumarieg, President of the MDCa. “Personal and professional growth is paramount to greater success and greater purpose.”

WGU offers more than 60 online degree programs in business, education, health, and information technology. These online degree programs lead students to various jobs in top organizations, from schools to hospitals to corporations. As of January 2022, there were over 6,700 WGU students in Florida and nearly 13,300 alumni. To learn more about WGU’s programs or to learn more about WGU, visit wgu.edu.

About WGU

Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to affordable, high-quality higher education, the nonprofit online WGU now serves nearly 130,000 students nationwide and has more than 250 000 graduates in all 50 states. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, WGU is recognized as a model of highly successful post-secondary education. Learn more at wgu.edu.

About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is the most diverse institution in the country. There are 167 nations and 63 languages ​​represented in its student body. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways, including associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, career certificates, and apprenticeships. Bachelor’s degree offerings include biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, assistant studies medical, cinema and others. MDC is the recipient of numerous national awards, including the Aspen Award. As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences. It is home to the Miami Culinary Institute, Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, Miami Fashion Institute, Eig-Watson School of Aviation, The Idea Center, Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, Cloud Computing Center, Center for Learning, innovation and simulation, the School for Advanced Studies and the New World School of the Arts, to name just a few of its most innovative programs. MDC has been named one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” since the program’s inception. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion a year to the local economy, and MDC graduates hold leadership positions in every major industry. The MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home to the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, Miami Freedom Tower National Historic Landmark, Tower Theater, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, Live Arts Miami at MDC, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the Museum of Art and Design, a sculpture park, and a major art gallery and theater system on campus. MDC has admitted over 2.5 million students and has since its opening in 1960. Approximately 120,000 students are currently enrolled. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu.

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