CCC and NWU Renew Degree Completion Partnership

February 13, 2020

Dr. Darrin Good (left) and Dr. Matt Gotschall (right)Nebraska Wesleyan University has renewed its agreement with Central Community College to help strengthen students’ paths to degree completion.

The Pathways Scholarship provides two paths to degree completion at Nebraska Wesleyan with financial benefits including a $15,000 scholarship to every admitted CCC student to NWU’s traditional undergraduate program or a reduced tuition rate of $25 per credit hour to those who enroll in the accelerated bachelor’s degree-completion program for working adults in Lincoln or Omaha.

Since establishing the Pathways Scholarship agreements in 2017, 288 CCC students transferred nearly 6,000 credit hours and maintained at 3.4 GPA at NWU.

NWU President Darrin Good — who is serving his first year as president — cited small classes, personal attention and academic excellence as three key components found at NWU and at CCC.

“We’re proud of the opportunity that the Pathways Scholarship has provided to community college students,” said Good (left). “In addition to providing important financial resources, the program has provided a seamless transition to so many students who have truly excelled academically and graduated with outstanding outcomes.”

In renewing the agreement, Good celebrated Nebraska Wesleyan’s newest scholarships for students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, an academic honorary for community college students. NWU now offers a $17,000 scholarship to Phi Theta Kappa members. PTK students also have the opportunity to compete for one full tuition scholarship awarded annually.

“Our community college alumni have proven that starting at Central and finishing at a high-quality university is possible and cost effective,” said CCC President Dr. Matt Gotschall (right). “I greatly appreciate the continued opportunities NWU is providing for even more students to benefit from across the state.”

“We’re grateful for the continued partnerships with CCC and we look forward to welcoming more community college students to NWU,” said Good.