Cambridge College and Roxbury Community College Announce New Articulation Agreement

College collaboration benefits students by providing an easy and viable path towards an advanced degree.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambridge College and Roxbury Community College are pleased to announce the signing of an Articulation Agreement.  The agreement enables students at Roxbury Community College in Boston, MA to easily transfer into one of the Bachelor Degree programs offered at Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA.

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The agreement was recently finalized between Cambridge College President Deborah Jackson and Roxbury Community College Interim President Linda Edmonds Turner.

"We are very pleased to have created a relationship that truly benefits the students at both colleges," said Cambridge College President Jackson. "By removing barriers to progressive matriculation, we believe we can help fulfill the College's mission of expanding academic opportunity."

According to Denise Haile, Director of Admissions at Cambridge College, the agreement also demonstrates the College's belief in the quality of RCC's instruction and student body.   Ms. Haile anticipates that the agreement will increase substantial new enrollment of Cambridge College students transferring from RCC upon completion of their degrees.

"This articulation agreement presents a marvelous opportunity for our students," said Linda Edmonds Turner, RCC Interim President. "The most exciting benefit is that Cambridge College will accept all of our Associate of Arts Degree programs when our students transfer."

Providing access to incoming students is a top priority for Cambridge College whose educational environment and programs are designed specifically for working adults.  The College draws a highly diverse body of adults who are serious about learning and earning the degree credentials they need to advance their careers.   Under the new agreement, Cambridge College will accept for transfer credit the complete Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree from RCC graduates, and up to 90 credits overall from RCC students.

"This agreement was a natural fit for the missions of both institutions," said Ms. Haile. "We are certain that incoming students from Roxbury Community College will prove our strong belief that RCC is a local leader in academic excellence."

Roxbury Community College graduates became eligible to receive this benefit in the Fall semester of 2012.  

About Cambridge College:

Cambridge College (www.cambridgecollege.edu) is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of adult learners for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied.  Founded in 1971, Cambridge College is a private non-profit institution of higher education accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, (NEASC CIHE). Comprised of four schools – Undergraduate Studies, Education, Psychology and Counseling, and Management – Cambridge College enrolls more than 8,000 students each year in professional education and undergraduate, graduate and doctorate-level degree programs at the main campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and across seven regional centers nationwide in Springfield and Merrimack Valley, MA; Chesapeake, VA; Memphis, TN; Augusta, GA; San Juan, PR; and Inland Empire, CA. The College accepts selected transfer credits for both graduate and undergraduate programs, and schedules evening and weekend classes designed for adult learners. 

About Roxbury Community College

The mission of Roxbury Community College (RCC) Roxbury Community College is to facilitate the success of its students in achieving their educational goals. RCC is a comprehensive, multicultural, urban, student-centered, and open-access community college, providing learning opportunities for all who may benefit.  RCC serves the educational needs of Roxbury, surrounding communities and other diverse populations in the Commonwealth. RCC believes that all students, given the appropriate resources, have the ability to reach their full potential. RCC is therefore committed to helping students enhance the quality of their lives and our communities.

RCC offers quality post-secondary education in developmental academic skills, the liberal arts and sciences, career and transfer programs, workforce development, and private and public sector training. RCC grants associate degrees and certificates, affording its students a solid foundation for college transfer, employment, professional advancement, and life-long learning.

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