Joint agreement between Murray State University and Madisonville Community College
Opens pathway to four-year degree
MURRAY, Ky. — Officials at Madisonville Community College (MCC) and Murray State University (MSU) hope that a new joint admissions agreement will encourage more students to pursue an education beyond their coursework at MCC.
“The efforts of several people from both institutions have paid off and we will begin offering a better transfer experience to the students of MCC,” said Dr. Randy J. Dunn, president of Murray State University. “Once students complete two years of college courses, we need to do everything we can to enroll them at Murray State so they have every opportunity to realize a four-year degree.”
“Having a clear pathway from a two-year to a four-year degree will be a plus for the students of Madisonville Community College,” said Dr. Judith Rhoads, president of MCC. “A goal for Murray State and MCC is to raise the educational level of the region. The joint admissions agreement is a huge step in that direction.”
The agreement allows MCC students with 30 to 45 transferable credit hours to be jointly admitted to MSU. Students will follow transfer frameworks for their program of interest at Murray.
“This program helps us to facilitate transfer,” said Aimee Wilkerson, director of enrollment management at MCC. “It will make it easier to identify those transfer students earlier and help them make a smoother transition to Murray.”
The joint agreement formalizes the already great relationship between the two institutions. “This further solidifies the spirit of partnership that Madisonville Community College and Murray State University have enjoyed for several years,” said Dr. Brian Van Horn, dean of continuing education at MSU. “The joint admissions program is a win-win for all parties involved.”
Murray State will waive the fee on its admission application and MCC will provide its students with transcripts at the end of each semester. Each college will also identify and train transfer academic advisors to assist students in the joint admissions program.
Tuition and fees will be assessed by the institution from which the student takes the class. Financial aid will be available to jointly enrolled students through their home institution.