SU to sign MOU transfer agreement with California Community Colleges
Beginning Fall 2017, transfer students from California Community Colleges (CCC) awarded an associate degree, will be guaranteed admission to the Southern University Baton Rouge (SUBR) at junior standing as part of a partnership through the California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program.
The goal of California’s HBCU Transfer Guarantee Program is to provide additional transfer pathways for transfer-ready community college students from any one of 113 colleges that will ultimately contribute to an increase in baccalaureate-level degree attainment.The California Community College System is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year, of which over 100,000 students transfer each year to baccalaureate degree granting institutions.
“On behalf of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee to HBCUs Program, I am pleased to inform and welcome Southern University and A&M College participation as a program partner. I am excited about this new partnership we will now share, and I look forward to further efforts between us to provide transfer opportunities for California’s students,” said Helen P. Young, project director, California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee Agreement to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
As part of the partnership, a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Southern University and A&M College and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office will be signed.
“The mission and function for Southern and all HBCUs remains centered on access and lifelong success. Over than last two decades, community colleges have increasingly become the portal through which many African-American and first-generation college students enter higher education. The California Community College Transfer agreement facilitates Southern University’s ability to expand the access pipeline that leads to gainful employment,” said M. Christopher Brown II, executive vice president and provost, Southern University and A&M College System.
Southern University and A&M College is the flagship institution of the nation’s only historically black college and university system in America. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the campus is on Scott’s Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern section of the city.