A record number of students are beginning their four year college careers with their first two years at Nicolet College.
This past year, 448 Northwoods students participated in the Nicolet University Transfer Program, which allows students to transfer their credits to a bachelor’s program at 4 year universities. Those numbers are up 22 percent since 2009.
Rose Prunty, Dean of the program says, “Students increasingly are seeing the great value and great education they can get in Nicolet’s University Transfer Program.”
One in three students at Nicolet are in the program, which began with the campus opening in 1968. Prunty added that many of these students get their degrees and then return to the area to apply their skills.
At this time, Nicolet has more than 70 credit transfer agreements in place, including the UW system. The most popular destinations for Nicolet students are UW-Stevens Point, UW-Green Bay and UW-Madison.
Transfer programs are expanding across the country with nearly half of all students previously attending 2 year colleges according to National Student Clearinghouse.