LIVONIA, MI - - Schoolcraft College announced today that it has created a new Bachelor’s and Master’s degree partnership program with Wayne State University and the University of Toledo that will begin in the fall of 2014. Degrees in business, nursing, engineering, criminal justice and more will soon be available at Schoolcraft’s main campus in Livonia.
While many community colleges offer university completion programs, the new “Schoolcraft to U” partnership is much more than what others have offered. Both universities will offer classes on Schoolcraft’s main campus in Livonia and online. The University of Toledo also will waive out-of-state tuition fees for students interested in its program offerings. Seamless transitions from Schoolcraft College to one of the partner universities and collaborative student support programs highlight this innovative agreement.
“Schoolcraft College is much more focused on helping its students earn a Bachelor’s degree and beyond,” said Schoolcraft College President Dr. Conway A. Jeffress. “We selected Wayne State and the University of Toledo because we believe they have the programs that give our students their best chance of earning a degree and bettering their lives. We wanted to offer our students these highly employable degree programs without having to leave Livonia.”
“For several years, The University of Toledo has been committed to blurring the line between Michigan and Ohio to provide access to high-quality UT degree programs to Michigan students,” said Dr. Lloyd A. Jacobs, President of The University of Toledo. “Coupled with our marketing efforts and creative scholarship models, this partnership with Schoolcraft College is symbolic of that commitment by seamlessly allowing Schoolcraft students to continue their academic careers and achieve the dream of a four-year degree.”
“At Wayne State, we want to offer classes when and where it’s convenient for students,” said Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson. “The new facility in Livonia will give us a presence in another part of metro Detroit and create an opportunity for more people to earn degrees in the high demand fields of business and engineering. With more and more students attending community colleges, it’s important that Wayne State create partnerships like this to offer pathways to a bachelor’s degree.”
While UT and WSU will offer classes throughout Schoolcraft College’s main campus in Livonia, the majority of its class offerings and its business offices will be located in a new building that Schoolcraft College purchased about a year ago at the corner of Seven Mile and Haggerty Roads. The building is being remodeled to suit the needs of each of the partners. It will be state-of-the-art.
More information about the Schoolcraft to U partnership, including links to the programs being offered by UT and WSU, an Information Request form and a FAQ area, is available at www.schoolcraft.edu/SCtoU .