Wilmington University, RCBC Sign Agreement to Assist Online College Students

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Two colleges are joining together once again in an effort to pave a smooth path for community college students to earn their bachelor's degrees. 

On Wednesday, May 2, officials from Wilmington University (WilmU) and Rowan College of Burlington County (RCBC) signed the Online Programs Pathway Agreement, which will offer unprecedented opportunities to RCBC’s online students.

The agreement establishes WilmU as RCBC's preferred partner for online degree completion programs, and guarantees that students who have earned associate degrees online at RCBC can apply those credits toward related bachelor's programs at WilmU.

"Online students at RCBC benefit by having the opportunity to transfer seamlessly to WilmU while maintaining their 100-percent online status," says  Dr. LaVerne Harmon, president of Wilmington University. "Students enjoy the flexibility and convenience of our online programs, and we are committed to supporting RCBC students throughout their academic journeys."

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According to Michael Cioce, acting president at RCBC, the direct transfer of credits, as well as WilmU's state-of-the-art online learning platform and affordable tuition could have a powerful and postive impact on the lives and careers of students who attend the Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based college.

"RCBC offers 14 programs completely online, which provide affordable and convenient paths to our students who are balancing education, family, and work priorities," says Cioce.

"Our partnership with WilmU will allow them to extend their online studies through a bachelor's degree, and fulfill our joint commitment to quality, convenience and affordability."

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This isn't the first time WilmU and RCBC have entered into an academic partnership predicated on helping students. 

This online learning agreement continues the colleges' missions to combine practical, experience-based education with flexible course formats to provide the benefits of higher education on a local, economical scale.

"We've partnered with RCBC for more than 10 years, and it has become clear that we share a commitment to academic excellence and to providing an opportunity for higher education to a diverse student body," says Harmon.

"The majority of our students are working adults who benefit from accredited and relevant online programs that both complement their lifestyles and help them advance in their careers. The Online Programs Pathway Agreement ensures that we can collectively offer students the academic opportunities they deserve."

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