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Students to reap benefits of new college partnership

Published On: Jun 13 2013 09:46:07 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 13 2013 04:45:42 PM CDT
BRISTOL, Tenn. -

Two local colleges have made an agreement, they believe, will help bring more jobs to our area.

King University and Northeast State signed a "reverse transfer agreement" Thursday. The move essentially allows credits to seamlessly transfer to King University.

"Because more students will achieve qualified training and degrees then companies will be much more likely to locate here and bring jobs with them," said King University president Greg Jordan.

It's a win-win for students because they'll be able to graduate with both their associates and bachelor's degrees.

"Some of them get very close to completion with 3/4 of their degree and then transfer which is their goal and meets their need, said Northeast State president Janice Gilliam. "Then they can transfer back those few courses and have a completion at our college as well."

During the last five years, more than 1,000 students have transferred from Northeast State to King University.