Representatives from Missouri University of Science and Technology and Richland College, a community college located in Dallas, recently signed a transfer agreement that gives Richland students full access to a degree from Missouri S&T.
“We are very pleased to begin this partnership with Richland College,” says Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader, chancellor of Missouri S&T. “Richland students will have access to a degree from Missouri S&T, one of the nation’s premier technological research universities. Students will build a strong foundation in a STEM program at Richland College with the full assurance that their course work will transfer toward degree requirements as outlined in the articulation agreement and transfer guide.”
About 2,000 of Richland’s 15,000 students are enrolled in its STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program, including 600 students in engineering. Richland College also houses Richland Collegiate High School, which offers high school students college-level courses and an opportunity to complete an associate’s degree by the time they graduate high school.
Richland professor Roderick Crowder toured Missouri S&T’s campus and engineering laboratories and met with its academic departments before signing the articulation agreement with Schrader on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Crowder is the curriculum coordinator and faculty lead in Richland’s engineering department.
“Missouri S&T has transfer partnerships with more than 60 colleges and universities in Missouri and other states, and internationally,” says Debra Schatz, assistant director of admissions and director of transfer and articulation programs at Missouri S&T. “Last year about 30 percent of all new Missouri S&T undergraduates were transfer students.”