Partnership opens the door to bachelor’s degrees for RCBC’s distance learners
On May 2, officials from Wilmington University and Rowan College at Burlington County signed the Online Programs Pathway Agreement, which will offer unprecedented opportunities to RCBC’s online students.
The agreement establishes WilmU as RCBC’s preferred partner for online degree completion programs, and guarantees that students who have earned associate degrees online at RCBC can apply those credits toward related bachelor’s programs at WilmU.
“Online students at RCBC benefit by having the opportunity to transfer seamlessly to WilmU while maintaining their 100 percent online status,” says Wilmington University President Dr. LaVerne Harmon. “Students enjoy the flexibility and convenience of our online programs, and we are committed to supporting RCBC students throughout their academic journeys.”
For students of the Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based college, the direct transfer of credits, along with WilmU’s state-of-the-art online learning platform and affordable tuition could have a significant impact on their careers and their lives, says RCBC Acting President Michael Cioce.
“RCBC offers 14 programs completely online, which provide affordable and convenient paths to our students who are balancing education, family, and work priorities,” says Cioce. “Our partnership with WilmU will allow them to extend their online studies through a bachelor’s degree, and fulfill our joint commitment to quality, convenience and affordability.”
As the latest in a history of academic partnerships between WilmU and RCBC, the online learning agreement continues the colleges’ missions to combine practical, experience-based education with flexible course formats to provide the benefits of higher education on a local, economical scale.
“We’ve partnered with RCBC for more than 10 years, and it has become clear that we share a commitment to academic excellence and to providing an opportunity for higher education to a diverse student body,” says Dr. Harmon. “The majority of our students are working adults who benefit from accredited and relevant online programs that both complement their lifestyles and help them advance in their careers. The Online Programs Pathway Agreement ensures that we can collectively offer students the academic opportunities they deserve.”
For more information about the more than 100 degrees, certificates and concentrations that Wilmington University students can earn entirely online, visit wilmu.edu/onlinelearning. To learn more about Rowan College of Burlington County’s online offerings, visit www.rcbc.edu.