Maricopa, World Campus agreement opens access to Penn State degree

March 27, 2009

Penn State World Campus, Maricopa Community College sign articulation agreement

University Park, Pa. — Penn State recently announced that an articulation agreement will give Arizona's Maricopa Community College students the opportunity to apply the credits they earned toward a Penn State bachelor’s degree.

Maricopa recently signed agreements with Penn State that facilitates access to Penn State’s online bachelor’s degree programs. With an online program, students can begin their careers immediately while working toward a degree in one of Penn State’s 15 bachelor degree programs, including ones in nursing, business and psychology.

“The World Campus is all about giving access to a Penn State education to learners everywhere,” said Wayne Smutz, associate vice president for Academic Outreach and executive director of Continuing and Distance Education. “This kind of articulation agreement with Maricopa Community Colleges shows the type of educational reach the World Campus gives Penn State.”

Penn State World Campus specializes in adult online education, delivering 62 of Penn State's most highly regarded graduate, undergraduate and professional education programs through convenient online formats. Penn State World Campus is a part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Penn State Outreach serves more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.

The Maricopa Community Colleges comprise 10 colleges, 2 skill centers and numerous education centers dedicated to educational excellence and to meeting the needs of businesses and the citizens of Maricopa County, Ariz.

For more information, visit the World Campus at online.

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Last Updated March 31, 2009