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Two New University Partnerships Offer More Degree Options

Brandman University and Olympic College

OC students can now pursue advanced degrees through Brandman University, Western Governors University

Photo of Olympic College President, Dr. David Mitchell, and Brandman University Chancellor, Gary Brahm

In the Spring, Olympic College signed an agreement with Brandman University to help students transfer into university bachelor degree programs. The programs include computing technology, business administration, criminal justice, early childhood development, organizational leadership, psychology, social science, and, sociology. As part of the agreement, Brandman is offering reduced tuition to students that sign up for an early planning program and intend to transfer to the university.  Brandman University is a regionally accredited institution within the Chapman University system. Read more about the Olympic College Brandman University partnership here.

In other news, the state of Washington signed an agreement with Western Governors University Washington, an institution offering bachelors and masters degrees online. The partnership allows any higher education students in the state, including Olympic College, to pursue or complete advanced degrees online through WGA Washington. The online university offers more than 50 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. In April, the state of Washington established the first nonprofit, online university when Governor Chris Gregoire signed legislation creating WGU Washington, developed through a partnership with Western Governors University. The first students can begin enrolling at WGU Washington on July 1, 2011. Read more about the partnership with WGU Washington here and what it means to Washington residents.

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