Columbia Southern University Creates Opportunity for Ivy Tech Grads

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Online university enters agreement with Indiana Community College System to help graduates transfer associate degrees towards CSU bachelor's degrees

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Columbia Southern University (CSU) and Ivy Tech Community College are working together to assist students in the Indiana community college system in pursuit a bachelor’s degree with CSU.

An articulation agreement focuses on Ivy Tech students in the associate degree programs of business administration and criminal justice administration to help them move seamlessly to the corresponding online bachelor’s programs at CSU. Any student or graduate of Ivy Tech’s criminal justice or business administration program can participate in this effort.

“We are ecstatic about this unique opportunity to connect with students and graduates of Ivy Tech,” said Joe Manjone, Ph.D., assistant provost for Special Programs. “Our flexible, online degree programs in criminal justice and business administration can help students broaden their education while preparing them for a rewarding career.”

Vice President of Academic Affairs and University Transfer Division Russell Baker, Ph.D., echoed Manjone’s excitement about the agreement.

“This provides our working students another avenue to further their education at a supportive university with versatile online degree programs. CSU has excellent customer service and we expect great things from our students as they grow academically with CSU,” he added.

CSU, a pioneer in online education, offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels. CSU features a student body of adult learners with more than 40 percent of them active-duty or veteran military. Ivy Tech graduates are encourage to visit http://www.columbiasouthern.edu/ivytech to learn more about transferring to CSU.

Established in 1993, CSU was created to help individuals with hectic work and family commitments pursue their educational dreams. CSU offers online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in various fields including criminal justice, occupational safety and health and human resource management. To learn more about CSU, please visit http://www.ColumbiaSouthern.edu

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.

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