For Jefferson College students, earning a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University just got easier.
Dr. Frank Einhellig, Missouri State provost, and Dr. Dena McCaffrey, Jefferson College president, met in Hillsboro today (Sept. 23) to sign an articulation agreement.
With this agreement, the two institutions will develop transfer plans for all Jefferson College students who want to complete their degrees at Missouri State – either online or on the Springfield campus.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, students have experienced new challenges in their journey to degree completion. As an institution of higher learning, it is our mission and responsibility to deliver quality learning opportunities that empower students to reach their goals,” McCaffrey said.
These plans, often referred to as 2+2 plans, create a clear pathway and ensure students meet necessary program requirements. Students will be assured of course transferability for all programs through this new articulation agreement.
“This new agreement creates a flexible pathway that remove barriers to academic success,” McCaffrey said. “On behalf of Jefferson College, I am excited to provide our graduates the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree online with Missouri State University.”
Ultimately, these 2+2 plans save students time and money, noted Dr. Joye Norris, associate provost for access and outreach at Missouri State.