Eastern Gateway Community College partners with Kent State

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Eastern Gateway Community College has formed a new partnership with Kent State University for courses and degrees for thousands of students living and learning on Ohio’s eastern border.

Eastern Gateway Community College has formed a new partnership with Kent State University.

Leaders from both schools met at Eastern Gateway’s Steubenville campus on Wednesday to sign the agreement and celebrate the new collaboration.

Officials said the new partnership will increase educational opportunities and access for students throughout the four counties Eastern Gateway serves.

The collaboration will also offer more courses and degrees for thousands of students living and learning on Ohio’s eastern border.

“This will give opportunity for students in this area to pursue a four year degree without having to leave their home community,” said Beverly Warren, Kent State President.

“It’s a smaller environment. They’re close to home. Now, they can stay close and get their four year degree with Kent State. I think we will have increased interest in these programs,” added Jimmie Bruce, Eastern Gateway President.

The degree pathways and new advising will begin in 2019.

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