Tuesday, December 14, 2010

UIS signs online transfer agreement with Ozarks Technical Community College

The University of Illinois Springfield has signed a new transfer agreement with Ozarks Technical Community College located in Springfield, Mo. The agreement is designed to provide a seamless transfer for qualified OTC students into online programs at UIS.

A signing ceremony was held on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at Ozarks Technical Community College’s Springfield campus. UIS Chancellor Harry Berman and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Tim Barnett were in attendance.

“Vice Chancellor Barnett and I were warmly welcomed by our colleagues at OTC, who share our commitment to high quality online education,” said Berman. “We’ve made a virtual bridge from Springfield, Mo., to Springfield, Ill., that will enable OTC graduates to complete their baccalaureate degrees, expand their career opportunities, and add to the economic strength of southwest Missouri.”

Online programs at UIS are continuing to grow with a nearly 15% increase in the number of credit hours being taken online this semester. A total of 17,172 online credit hours being taken this fall compared to 14,955 online credit hours last fall. A total 1,364 online majors are enrolled at UIS, a 4.8% increase from the previous fall semester.

OTC Online is experiencing a similar jump in online enrollment with 2,327 students taking the majority of their classes online. The college has a total of 4,104 students who are taking at least one online class.

For more information contact Derek Schnapp, director of Public Relations at 217/206-6716 or email dschn3@uis.edu.

Photos provided by Ozarks Technical Community College

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