Two post-secondary education institutions in Wisconsin have joined together to provide access to an affordable four-year college degree. Ottawa University (Ottawa, Kan.) opened one of the nation’s first adult-learning campuses in Kansas City in 1974 and expanded to the Milwaukee area in 1994. Located in Brookfield, Ottawa University has announced its partnership with Blackhawk Technical College to create an education pathway for adult learners that begins at Blackhawk and ends at Ottawa University with the completion of a bachelor’s degree.
As part of the partnership, Ottawa University is extending its generous transfer policy to Blackhawk students for up to 80 credit hours. Of the 124 credit hours required to complete a bachelor’s degree, the remaining 44 upper division credit hours are taken at Ottawa University and can be completed in less than two years. Students who opt for this pathway can earn a bachelor’s degree for under $25,000 in total.
“At Blackhawk Technical College, ensuring our transfer agreements further advance our students’ educational pathways is a top priority,” said Dr. Thomas Eckert, president of Blackhawk Technical College. “We’re excited to partner with Ottawa University and be able to offer our students an opportunity to continue their education.”
“Together, Ottawa University and Blackhawk Technical College are able to collaboratively give adult learners access to education that can change their lives at a very affordable cost,” said Kevin Eichner, president of Ottawa University. “It’s an innovative approach that gives adult learners access to important and a fulfilling education. We are proud of this partnership and the opportunities that both institutions are providing to students in Wisconsin.”
For more information about the transfer program, visit www.transferadvantage.com/BTC.