Ark-La-Tex schools partner to help students graduate

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 10:09am

As the price for college goes up, so does the amount of student debt. That has many students looking to community colleges to begin their education, so they can later transfer credits to a 4-year institution. There's only one problem. Many times students take classes at junior colleges onlly to find they won't be accepted at a university because of program differences. That can run up a big bill in the long run.

Texarkana College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana are teaming up to fix that. The new atriculation agreement means any classes taken at either school will be accepted at the other, if the student chooses to transfer.

"For 40 years Texarkana College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana have collaborated to provide our students with a quality, affordable pathway to their dream of a...degree. This is higher education opportunity at its best," said A&M-Texarkana President Dr. C.B. Rathburn III. President of Texarkana College James Henry Russell agreed with that. "There's no down side to this agreement," he added.

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