Northwest College Announces Agreement with University of Phoenix

Northwest College Forges Academic Agreement with University of Phoenix

Written by on March 23, 2023

The new partnership allows students to transfer college credits earned at Northwest College through University of Phoenix to earn career-relevant degrees quickly and affordably.

University of Phoenix is pleased to announce a new academic agreement with Northwest College that supports building pathways from community college courses to higher degrees. The new 3+1 Transfer Pathway Program allows Northwest College students to save on the cost of their education by spending three years completing general course requirements at the community college and as little as one year to complete their bachelor’s degree at University of Phoenix.

“Our agreement with Northwest College allows Wyoming students an additional opportunity to save time and money while pursuing a college degree,” states John Woods, Ph.D., provost and chief academic officer. “Our Transfer Pathway Program is an excellent option for adult learners ready to complete their education and enter the workforce. We are pleased to work with Northwest College to implement these quality academic programs, and we look forward to serving even more students together.”

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Under the agreement, students can transfer up to 87 credits toward a bachelor’s degree. If all 87 credits are transferred, students only need to complete 33 credits to graduate.

University of Phoenix offers undergraduate students one course at a time in five-week increments, with new courses starting monthly. Students can also access concurrent enrollment for specific degree programs, including Bachelor of Science degrees in Management, Healthcare Management, and Information Technology.

“University of Phoenix is proud to work with Northwest College to expand affordable and career-relevant degree pathways,” said Leo Goncalves, vice president of Workforce Solutions for University of Phoenix. “Programs aligned with in-demand industries benefit students, job seekers, and employers by supporting a skilled talent pipeline. We look forward to continuing our work with Northwest and with community colleges across the country as we offer timely solutions for busy, working adults.”

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“It is a pleasure for Northwest College to establish an agreement with the University of Phoenix,” shares Northwest College President Lisa Watson. “Serving our students through articulation agreements provides many pathways to graduation and for future success.”

University of Phoenix has generous transfer policies and provides a supportive transfer pathway to all students, including students at community colleges. Prior eligible credits can cover up to 75% of a student’s bachelor’s degree. In addition, national testing programs, evaluation of military service, and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) are non-traditional credit transfer options that allow students to identify credits based on skills gained from work and life.

On average, University of Phoenix students save $11,000 and shave one year off their undergraduate degree with eligible transfer credits and relevant work experience.

University of Phoenix has established community college education service agreements across the U.S. Community college students transferring into University of Phoenix can save $144 on every 3-credit course at the University and lock in with the fixed tuition rate for the completion of their degree program. In addition, students entering the 3 + 1 Pathway will have tuition and fees waived for their first course.

In addition, Northwest College employees entering the program for a bachelor’s or master’s degree will take five classes. The sixth class is free, and two resource fees per year will be waived.

For those entering doctoral programs, all resource fees are waived.

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