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UMGC and Bucks County Community College Establish Transfer Agreement

More than 10,000 BCCC Students Can Participate in UMGC's 135+ Academic Programs

Liz Connolly-Bauman
By Liz Connolly-Bauman

Adelphi, Md. (Aug. 8, 2022)—University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) and Bucks County Community College (BCCC), founded in 1964 as a public two-year collegiate institution in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, recently announced a new transfer agreement. The alliance offers more than 10,000 students from Bucks County Community College the opportunity to participate in one of UMGC’s 135+ online academic programs at a more affordable rate.

Under the agreement, students can transfer a minimum of 60 credits when they complete their associate’s degree with guaranteed admission to a UMGC bachelor’s degree program in a complementary field of study. Employees, spouses, and dependents of Bucks County Community College are also eligible to participate in these benefits, which include a discount on tuition and no application fee.

“We are extremely proud to join with Bucks County Community College to increase access to quality online bachelor’s programs and accelerate the pathway to a four-year degree,” said Blakely Pomietto, senior vice president and chief academic officer at UMGC. “It is critical to provide a seamless process for BCCC’s students to ultimately achieve their educational goals as efficiently and affordably as possible.”

UMGC has an enrollment of some 90,000 students—more than half of whom are active-duty military personnel and their families serving on military bases around the world—and offers award-winning online, in-person, and hybrid programs in disciplines including biotechnology, cybersecurity, data analytics, and information technology that are in high demand in today’s increasingly technical, global workplace. UMGC also offers cost savings through its use of digital resources, which have replaced costly publisher textbooks in most courses.

“We are very excited by this new transfer option for our students. The flexibility, value, and quality afforded by UMGC will no doubt prove to be a popular choice for our students and their families,” said Dr. Kelly Kelleway, Interim Provost.

For more information, visit the university’s national community college alliances webpage.

About University of Maryland Global Campus

Currently celebrating its 75th anniversary, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) was established in 1947 to serve adults in the workforce and the military. Today, UMGC enrolls some 90,000 students annually, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, as well as certificates in more than 135 fully online, hybrid, and face-to-face programs and specializations.

UMGC has a long history of innovation in reaching students where they are, including as a pioneer of internet instruction, piloting its first online classes in 1994. The university has received numerous awards for its groundbreaking work in developing fully online degree programs, including in high-demand fields such as cybersecurity, business, data analytics, health care, and education.

UMGC now offers classes to military service personnel and their families at some 180 locations in more than 20 countries. More than half of the university’s students are active-duty military personnel, their families, members of the National Guard, and veterans.