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OTC Signs Articulation Agreement with Online University

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Dr. Angie Besendorfer, WGU Chancellor and Steven Bishop, OTC Provost, Sign Articulation Agreement (Credit: Michele Skalicky)

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Students at Ozarks Technical Community College have another option when deciding where to continue their college education.   OTC has signed an articulation agreement with the online university, WGU Missouri.

Cliff Davis is OTC’s vice-chancellor for advancement, student affairs and workforce development.

"The partnership with WGU Missouri gives our students a convenient option as they work to achieve their educational goals while juggling the demands of family and work," he said.

The agreement allows seamless transfer of credits from OTC to WGU.  WGU is offering a five percent tuition discount to OTC students and will waive the $65 application fee for the first year of the agreement.

WGU Chancellor Dr. Angie Besendorfer says the online university offers an affordable way for students to continue their education.

"We haven't raised our tuition since 2007, and our tuition is about $6000 a year, including the textbooks," she said.

According to Besendorfer, WGU Missouri focuses on students who have some college and no degree.

The non-profit university was established in 2013 by Governor Jay Nixon in partnership with Western Governors University, as the state’s only fully online, competency-based university.

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