Pfeiffer University, Stanly Community College agreement means tuition discounts

Published 2:33 pm Thursday, March 10, 2022

College students wishing to stay in Stanly County and save on tuition will soon have another opportunity to get a four-year degree and never leave the county.

Pfeiffer University and Stanly Community College signed agreements Monday which strengthens the schools’ relationship as well as provides tuition discounts.

Pfeiffer President Dr. Scott Bullard and SCC President Dr. John Enamait signed documents which provide SCC graduates with a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher to transfer to Pfeiffer as juniors to complete four-year degrees.

According to SCC Head of University Transfer John Bowman, the agreement says transfers to Pfeiffer from SCC will get a $20,000 transfer scholarship. Online students with 2.5 GPA’s or better will get a 20 percent tuition discount.

Nursing students in the online RN to BSN pathway will be charged $189 per credit hour if maintaining a 2.5 GPA. Elementary education students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher for admission to receive the transfers scholarship.

The articulation agreement also allows students to receive a waiver from Pfeiffer’s Residential/Off-Campus Housing policy, which calls for students to live on campus.

Enamit said SCC prides itself on being “if not the best, one of the best community colleges in North Carolina and the nation…we take pride in providing a high-quality education to everyone who comes to us.”

He said SCC’s graduation rate is at 56 percent, the highest in the school’s history and well above the national graduation rate, which is around 20 percent.

In a conversation years ago with Bullard, Enamait said his vision was “how impactful is it for residents in Stanly to be able to receive all of their higher education without leaving the county.” He said he envisioned a stronger partnership between the two schools, adding “there are not a lot of counties in North Carolina that [students] have the ability to not leave the county to receive high level degrees.”

Bullard said the signing was a great day for both institutions, adding after having conversations with Atrium Stanly and Stanly County Schools, it is really important “that we keep our best here.”

“The thing I’m proudest of is that we aim, with several partners, to make the opportunity to stay in Stanly County increasingly affordable,” Bullard said.

Below are the majors involved in the new articulation agreement.

Stanly Community College  Pfeiffer University
Associate in Arts 

(A10100)

Bachelor of Science, Computer Information  Systems
Associate in Science 

(A10400)

Bachelor of Science, Computer Information  Systems
Associate in Applied Science 

Business Admin. Marketing (A25120)

Bachelor of Science, Business Management and  Leadership, Marketing Concentration
Associate in Applied Science 

Criminal Justice Technology (A55180)

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice via Online  Degree Completion
Associate in Applied Science 

Accounting and Finance (A25800)

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Associate in Science 

(A10400)

Bachelor of Science, Biology with Biomedical  Science Concentration
Associate in Science 

(A10400)

Bachelor of Science, Biology with a 

Concentration in Forensic Science 

Associate in Science 

(A10400)

Bachelor of Science, Biology with a 

Concentration in General Biology

Associate in Applied Science 

Information Technology Business  

Support (A25590B)

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information  Systems with a Concentration in IT
Associate in Applied Science 

Advertising and Graphic Design (A30100)

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication
Associate in Applied Science Information Technology Network Management (A25590N) Bachelor of Science Computer Information  Systems with a Concentration in Networking
Associate in Applied Science Information Technology Cybersecurity (A25590CS) Bachelor of Science Computer Information  Systems with a Concentration in Cybersecurity
Associate in Arts 

(A10100)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Associate of Arts in Teacher Preparation (A1010T) or Associate of Science in Teacher Preparation  (A1040T) Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education*
Associate of Arts in Teacher Preparation (A1010T) or Associate of Science in Teacher Preparation  (A1040T) Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education via  Online Degree Completion*
*Note these Baccalaureate Degree Pathways are intended to follow the design of the Uniform Articulation Agreement between NCICU Educator Preparation Programs and NCCCS Teacher Preparation Programs – Effective Fall 2020.

 

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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