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Iowa Community College Joins with UMGC in Transfer Alliance

By UMGC Staff

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 26, 2022)—University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), one of the most transfer-friendly universities in the nation, and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), an institution with six campuses and more than 23,000 students, have announced a partnership that will streamline access to UMGC’s bachelor’s degree programs.

Under the guaranteed transfer admission agreement, students can transfer a minimum of 60 credits when they complete their associates degree and be guaranteed admission to a UMGC bachelor’s degree program in a complementary field of study.

“Our students have many opportunities for personal enrichment and professional growth at DMACC,” said DMACC President Rob Denson. “We’re excited to be UMGC’s newest college partner because the agreement allows DMACC students another pathway to advance their education and workplace goals.”

All degree-seeking Des Moines Area Community College students, graduates and employees of the college, as well as their spouses and dependents who attend the college, will see the UMGC application fees waived. They will also receive a discount on out-of-state tuition for most academic programs of study.

“We are proud to have DMACC join the growing number of community colleges across the country with which we have transfer partnerships,” said Blakely Pomietto, UMGC senior vice president and chief academic officer. “Opening up more pathways for students to complete an associate degree and continue seamlessly toward a bachelor’s degree is a win for the student, the institutions, and the local economy as better skilled graduates enter an increasingly competitive job market.”

UMGC has an enrollment of more than 90,000 students, more than half of whom are active-duty military personnel and their families serving on military bases around the world.

UMGC offers award-winning online academic 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.

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 125 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.

The university now offers classes to military service personnel and their families at some 175+ locations in 20 countries. More than half of UMGC’s students are active-duty military personnel, their families, members of the National Guard and veterans.