Delgado Enters New Partnership to Help Students Earn a Four-Year Degree
October 17, 2017
Delgado Community College and The University of Alabama (UA) are launching a unique partnership to help students complete a four-year degree. Delgado is the first college outside of Alabama to participate in the University’s Bama Link program.
Through the Bama Link partnership, students earn an associate degree from Delgado and then apply to a University of Alabama distance learning program. Once accepted, students become eligible for a tuition grant that covers tuition for one 3-credit-hour course. Full-time faculty and staff of Delgado who wish to pursue an advanced degree are also eligible for this grant.
“For many students, transitioning from a two-year to a four-year college isn’t always a smooth process. They face numerous obstacles; therefore, we wanted to create a program that makes the transition easier. Our community college relations coordinator assists prospective students and serves as a resource for students transferring to UA,” said Dixie MacNeil, associate dean for UA’s College of Continuing Studies.
Prospective students may choose from a number of degree programs offered online through The University of Alabama. The degree earned is the same as one earned by campus students, and courses are taught by the same professors who teach on campus. The online format means students can earn a degree from UA while living and working at home in Louisiana or from any location. Like other distance learners, Bama Link students pay one flat tuition rate; there is no out-of- state tuition for distance learners.
To learn more about Bama Link, contact Brandi Stacey, community college relations coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The University of Alabama
The University of Alabama serves nontraditional students through Bama By Distance. Bama By Distance seeks to deliver flexible and convenient education to students by providing accredited online and distance bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Learn more about Bama By Distance by visiting BamaByDistance.ua.edu.
About Delgado Community College
Founded in 1921, Delgado Community College is Greater New Orleans’ largest higher education institution and Louisiana’s oldest and largest community college. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by industry organizations, Delgado provides students with the most comprehensive array of educational services available in the Greater New Orleans region.
At an Oct. 25 ceremony to formalize the new partnership between Delgado Community College and the University of Alabama, from left: Dr. Peter Fos, Delgado interim vice chancellor for academic affairs; Joan Davis, Delgado chancellor; Brandi Stacey, community college relations coordinator, University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies.