Crowder inks agreement with MSU

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Crowder, MSU join forces in education Sumbitted photo 7 39292 00068 8 Crowder College, with a campus in Cassville, has joined forces with Missouri State University in Springfield. Pictured above, from left, are: Clif Smart, MSU president, and Dr. Kent Farnsworth, Crowder College interim president, after the two signed the agreement between their respective entities. The collaboration will allow graduates from Crowder's two-year program to immediately pursue a four-year degree in nursing and social wrok, in addition to agriculture and business and education.

Crowder College and Missouri State University (MSU) officials have inked an agreement to allow students from Crowder the opportunity to pursue a bachelors degree in nursing and social work, providing another avenue for students to remain in the area while completing a four-year degree.

"Partnerships between the two schools should have one goal in mind, what is best for the student," said Dr. Glenn Coltharp, vice president of academic affairs at Crowder College.

"The agreement between Crowder College and Missouri University will help meet that goal by giving students as many high quality options after graduation as possible."

Students graduating from Crowder with an associates degree now have the option of moving immediately into a bachelor program.

Crowder and MSU already have programs in place for agriculture, business and education at the main campus in Neosho as well as education and business at the Cassville and Nevada locations.

Crowder is a two-year community college located in southwest Missouri, offering over 80 degree and program opportunities for students at locations in Cassville, Neosho, Webb City and Nevada.

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