Rowan University and Community College of Philadelphia entered into a transfer agreement June 27, allowing CCP graduates to move forward with their education at the Glassboro institution.
An official signing event occurred at 10 a.m. at CCP, located at 1700 Spring Garden St. in Philadelphia.
To be eligible to transfer to Rowan, CCP students must complete an associate degree in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, or other approved majors, and earn admittance into Rowan’s corresponding majors. Participating degree programs for the partnership with Rowan University include Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Black Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Construction Management, Mathematics, and Sound Recording and Music Technology.
“The College is excited to partner with Rowan University to ensure that our graduates can seamlessly and affordably complete their undergraduate degree,” said CCP President Donald “Guy” Generals. “Not only is Rowan a nationally-ranked public research institution, but they have a great reputation for preparing students for the workforce. The latter is more important now than ever.”
This partnership further advances the mission of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, which has a mission of increasing the number of underrepresented minority students who complete baccalaureate and advanced degrees in the STEM fields.
Rowan President Ali Houshmand noted that the partnership expands a history of supporting students moving from community colleges in the region to the university.
“Community College of Philadelphia has very high standards so we know that their students will succeed at Rowan,” Houshmand said. “We have created a variety of pathways for community college graduates to continue on and attain an affordable four-year degree.”
Editor’s note: A previous version of this article misidentified the Biological & Biomedical Sciences department as Biology and Biological Sciences; it was updated at 3:06 p.m. EDT on July 11, 2022.