JCCC & KU intro new degree partnership


Media Contact: Diane Carroll, 913-469-3425, dicarroll@jccc.edu

JCCC and KU introduce new degree partnership program


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College and the University of Kansas have developed a degree partnership program that helps students chart a path to their goals early in their academic career, enabling them to earn both an associate’s degree from JCCC and a bachelor’s degree from KU.


The program will allow students to be fully admitted at both institutions. Students can enroll in core classes at JCCC; at the same time, they can take upper-level, program-specific courses at KU, either in Lawrence or at the Edwards campus in Overland Park.


Students will receive ongoing joint counseling from both JCCC and KU and may take advantage of resource centers, tutors, career development support, and engagement and campus life activities at both institutions. An automatic exchange of transcripts and coordinated financial aid will give them a seamless transfer process.


“The program allows students to take courses at each institution when it’s best for the student, rather than the traditional, more rigid, 2+2 model,” said Andy Anderson, vice president of instruction/chief financial officer at JCCC. “Together, we are working for the same mission – to help students be successful.”


More information can be found on the JCCC website. JCCC students will be introduced to the new program at a kick-off event on the JCCC campus from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Regnier Center at JCCC.


For more information, contact JD Gragg, articulation development coordinator at JCCC, jgragg9@jccc.edu, 913-469-8500, ext. 3667.