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Midlands Tech, CIU Reach Agreement

Jan 09, 2018 02:24PM ● By Kathleen Maris

Midlands Technical College and Columbia International University have formalized an agreement that will allow a seamless transition into CIU for Midlands Tech students who are pursuing a degree in business management. 

Midlands Tech President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and CIU President Dr. Mark A. Smith signed the Memorandum of Understanding January 8, 2018.

Under this new partnership, Midlands Tech students who earn credit through the completion of a Midlands Tech Associate of Applied Science in Management will have those credits applied to CIU’s online Bachelor of Science degree in Business or CIU’s on-campus Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, which will be offered beginning in the Fall 2018 semester.

“We’re always looking to open the door of opportunity even wider for our students to continue their higher education journey,” said Rhames. “MTC students have transferred to CIU for many years, but this agreement gives our Business Management students a seamless path to having their credits transfer and achieving their education goals.”

Smith says the agreement advances academic and career opportunities for many students, and it fosters ties between the schools. 

“CIU has always had a great relationship with Midlands Technical College, and this further strengthens our partnership,” Smith said. “We look forward to many years of cooperation. A special thank you to Dr. Rhames for this day.” 

Students can save more than $16,000 per year in tuition by starting at Midlands Tech and transferring to CIU. In addition, Midlands Tech students who enroll in CIU’s business programs may be eligible for a tuition discount at CIU.