Adelphi, Md. (November 2, 2023)—University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), which encompasses 16 public, two-year technical colleges, recently announced an agreement that allows WTCS students to transfer into one of the university’s 125+ online academic programs with tuition and transfer-credit benefits.
In 1911, Wisconsin became the first state in the country to establish a system of technical education institutions. In 1993, the system was renamed as WTCS, and today it provides over 500 associate degrees, technical diplomas and short-term certificate options.
“We are extremely proud to join with the Wisconsin Technical College System and provide students with a seamless pathway toward a bachelor’s degree through a process that will ensure UMGC accepts as much credit and prior learning as possible,” said Blakely Pomietto, senior vice president and chief academic officer at UMGC. “Through these important alliances, the university is committed to supporting community college transfer students around the country in reaching their educational goals as affordably and efficiently as possible.”
Under the agreement, each WTCS student who completes an associate degree receives guaranteed admission into a UMGC bachelor’s degree program in a complementary field of study. The UMGC application fee is waived, there is a discount on tuition, and the student can automatically transfer 60—or more—credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Employees, spouses and dependents of the Wisconsin Technical College System are also eligible for these benefits.
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. It offers award-winning online, in-person and hybrid programs in biotechnology, cybersecurity, data analytics, information technology and other career fields that are in high demand in today’s increasingly technical, global workplace. UMGC also offers cost savings through its use of digital resources that have replaced publisher textbooks in most courses.
For more information, visit the university’s national community college alliances webpage.
About University of Maryland Global Campus
University of Maryland Global Campus was founded more than 75 years ago specifically to serve the higher education needs of working adults and military servicemembers. Today, UMGC is the largest provider of postsecondary education in Maryland and continues its global tradition with online and hybrid courses, more than 175 classroom and service locations worldwide and more than 125 degrees and certificates backed by the reputation of a state university and the University System of Maryland. For more information, visit umgc.edu.
About Wisconsin Technical College System
The Wisconsin Technical College System offers more than 500 programs awarding two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas, short-term technical diplomas and certificates. WTCS is the major provider of customized instruction and technical assistance for Wisconsin employers.