Thursday, April 29, 2021

MCC pact with Davenport University offers students transfer options


Montcalm Community College (MCC) and Davenport University recently signed an agreement that offers to MCC students, graduating with an associate degree, an opportunity to earn an expedited bachelor’s degree.

With this partnership, MCC students working on their associate degree can easily transfer up to 90 credits toward one of Davenport University’s 40 different bachelor’s programs. The three newly defined articulation pathways allow students to seamlessly transfer their MCC credits to complete degrees in Cyber Defense and Sports Management at Davenport.

“Partnerships like this are critical for our students as many of them do want to transfer after they have attended MCC,” said MCC President Dr. Stacy H. Young.

Articulation agreements give students a great advantage to acquire needed credentials by offering a seamless process for them as they move through the educational system from one institution to another. It is important to us that students not lose time or credits in the transition, and this agreement will assure that the transfer goes smoothly,” she added.

“This is win for our community. Achieving a college education is truly life changing,” said MCC Vice President for Academic Affairs Rob Spohr. “This articulation agreement covers a variety of programs that are high-wage and high-demand. Students can start at MCC, finish at Davenport and go out and get a really good job making a great wage.”

Davenport University President Dr. Richard J. Pappas agreed.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for students to quickly advance their degrees and increase their earning potential,” Dr. Pappas said. “This partnership is a perfect example of Davenport’s ongoing commitment to support our local community colleges and make it more convenient for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in their chosen field.”

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About Montcalm Community College:

Montcalm Community College is focused on making a college education accessible and affordable for everyone. MCC provides learners of all ages opportunities to earn credits for degrees, certificates, job training programs or transfer to gain skills leading to jobs in high-demand, high-wage career fields. With an average class size of 15 students, MCC offers personalized instruction in a variety of subject areas from faculty members who are among the best in their fields. For more information or to explore MCC’s 59 program offerings, visit

About Davenport University:

Founded in 1866, Davenport is a private, non-profit university serving about 6,500 students at campuses across Michigan and online. With tuition among the lowest of all private universities in the state, Davenport provides high academic quality, small class sizes, conveniently located campuses, faculty with real-world experience and more than 60 dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs addressing in-demand careers in business, technology, health professions and urban education. More information is available at


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