HCC, Purdue Global sign agreement

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Posing at the signing of an agreement between Hagerstown Community College and Purdue Global are, in the first row from left: Chris Motz, regional vice president at Purdue Global; Betty Vandenbosch, chancellor of Purdue Global; and Jim Klauber, president of HCC. Standing, from left, are Chris Wheedleton, vice president at Purdue Global; and Austin Abraham, Carolyn Brooks, Paula Lampton and John Williamson, all of the HCC board of trustees.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Officials at Hagerstown Community College and Purdue Global recently created an educational alliance that will benefit students of both institutions.

Students who have completed an associate degree at HCC will be able to transfer to Purdue Global, where they will receive an 18 percent tuition discount. Those who transfer from HCC without completing the associate degree will receive a 10 percent discount at Purdue Global. Tuition benefits extend to HCC’s eligible employees, alumni and families of employees.

“This agreement will enable HCC graduates to obtain their bachelor’s degrees faster and at a reduced cost,” Betty Vandenbosch, chancellor of Purdue Global, said in a news release announcing the agreement. “It will also provide pathways that will help the community improve its bachelor’s degree attainment level.”

Purdue Global will provide individual student advising for program participants. Specific transfer agreements have been created for criminal justice, human services, business administration and nursing. Course agreements have been created for cybersecurity and networking technology.