MVSU Joins Partnership with the California Community College System

August 10, 2017

Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) is officially a partner with the California Community College system.

MVSU is one of two Mississippi Universities with the partnership and among 34 other participating HBCUs nationally.

The agreement, signed March 17, 2015 between the California Community Colleges system and several HBCUs afford students from community colleges in California who complete certain academic requirements guaranteed transfer to a participating HBCU.

Dr. Jerryl Briggs, MVSU’s Acting President expressed his excitement for the partnership.

"We are excited about our partnership with the California Community College system,” said Briggs. Similar to our mission here at Mississippi Valley State University, the California Community College system is known for its excellence in providing students with a top quality education, and we look forward to students continuing their educational pursuits here on our campus."  

Michael Taylor, executive director of Enrollment Management and MVSU’s Greenville Higher Education Center believes the affiliation with the California Community College System will help Valley’s exposure.

“This is a great opportunity for MVSU to increase its national exposure as well as increasing MVSU's transfer student population. I am very encouraged regarding the opportunity,” said Taylor.

The goal of the California Community Colleges HBCU Transfer Guarantee Program is to educate students about additional transfer opportunities at these institutions and develop pathways that will ultimately contribute to an increase in baccalaureate degree attainment.

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