OHIO and Ivy Tech agree to collaborate on program development


Ohio University and Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution, signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of programs and other opportunities to serve students at both institutions .

Both institutions have developed articulated transfer pathways to allow Ivy Tech students to seamlessly transfer to Ohio University once they have graduated from Ivy Tech. The new agreement aims to develop a successful new higher education model for collaboration and cooperation that supports regional economic development through workforce development services and encourages more residents to pursue additional higher education .

“We already have a strong relationship with Ivy Tech, and I look forward to the opportunity to strengthen our relationship through this agreement,” said Ohio University President Hugh Sherman.

Ivy Tech and Ohio University will work to establish a strategic partnership that expands learning opportunities for students to ensure Indiana and Ohio employees are well prepared to thrive in a global economy highly competitive.

“This agreement further reinforces our commitment to ensuring that students have access to the higher education opportunities they need to establish meaningful and fulfilling careers,” said Elizabeth Sayrs, Executive Vice President and Vice President of the University. from Ohio. “We look forward to working with Ivy Tech to develop new learning opportunities for students while enhancing the capabilities of both institutions.”

Through the official partnership, Ivy Tech students will now have access to Ohio University’s Strategic Transfer Educational Plan (STEP) program. STEP provides an advantage to current and prospective Ivy Tech students considering a bachelor’s degree at Ohio University by providing benefits such as early admission, personal transfer counseling, degree planning, Financial savings and cost predictability with The OHIO Guarantee+. Learn more about the STEP program here.

Our partnership with Ohio University provides our students with the opportunity to continue to achieve their goals through intentional programming and options tailored to their needs,” said Sue Ellspermann, President of Ivy Tech Community College. “We are grateful for this partnership and look forward to generating more pathways that benefit our students as they progress through their academic careers. »

Ohio University and Ivy Tech signed an articulation agreement in 2018 to allow Ivy Tech students earning their associate degree in nursing to transfer to Ohio’s RN-to-BSN program . A similar general education equivalency guide was also created for students pursuing academic paths outside of the nursing program. These agreements were renewed in 2021, and the development of additional courses will be completed this year.

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