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Miami Dade College and Tuskegee University Agree

Tuskegee University, known for its strong programs in the sciences, architecture, and engineering, among others, is a historically black university founded in 1881. Its first president was Dr. Booker T. Washington, who championed economic independence and self-reliance among black Americans in the early 20th century.
In an effort to open up new opportunities for its students, Miami Dade College (MDC) and Tuskegee University in Alabama have announced an articulation agreement. Tuskegee joins more than 70 universities nationwide and internationally that have established agreements with MDC to provide a seamless path for transferring students. This includes agreements with the University of Maryland University College, Smith College, the University of Wisconsin, Mount Holyoke College, Fisk University and all the public and many of the private colleges and universities in Florida.

“MDC is a critical step for many students whose educational futures are often uncertain and the opportunities these agreements present are abundant,” said MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón. “From an academic level, it exemplifies the strong alliance MDC has with institutions worldwide. This partnership also widens the path to higher education for many students. With 90 percent of all jobs demanding a college degree, these agreements are vital to building a highly qualified workforce.”

The agreement with Tuskegee provides assurance that MDC Associate degrees will be accepted in full transfer. Additionally, Tuskegee University will provide scholarships every year to three students transferring from MDC with a 3.5 cumulative GPA. The scholarships will cover full cost of attendance for two years – tuition, room and board, and textbooks. Tuition, room and board for students living on campus for the Fall 2008 semester is approximately $11,045. Students who wish to be considered for the Tuskegee University scholarships must apply for financial assistance.

With its open-door admissions policy, MDC provides accessible, affordable and high-quality education by keeping students’ needs at the center of decision-making and creating partnerships within its dynamic, multicultural community. The college’s Associate in Arts degree program includes more than 80 areas of concentration and is designed to prepare students for further study at four-year institutions. The Associate in Science program and numerous short-term career certificate programs prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. MDC is also accredited to offer baccalaureate degree programs in education, public safety management and nursing.

Tuskegee University is a historically black university in Tuskegee, Alabama with a rich academic tradition. It was established in 1881 and its first president was Dr. Booker T. Washington. The University is known for strong programs in the sciences, architecture, business, engineering, and the health areas among others.

“We at Tuskegee University are proud to partner with Miami Dade College to shape the minds of students who are sure to make a beneficial impact on a global society,” said Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, president of Tuskegee University. “Our administration will work closely with officials at this institution to ensure this initiative is a collaborative, great success.”