Murray State, KCTCS announce new partnership initiatives

Murray State University, Kentucky Community and Technical College System announce new partnership initiatives

By Shawn Touney | Sep 14, 2022

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Officials from Murray State University and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) recently signed an articulation agreement to deepen its collaborative partnership by providing students with additional well-defined and fully integrated pathways from earning an associate degree at KCTCS to a baccalaureate degree from Murray State.

MURRAY, Ky. – Officials from Murray State University and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) recently signed an articulation agreement to deepen its collaborative partnership by providing students with additional well-defined and fully integrated pathways from earning an associate degree at KCTCS to a baccalaureate degree from Murray State.

Through this partnership announcement, a dual admission program has been established, as KCTCS students will obtain dual admission to Murray State by completing an application for a new pathway program that has been established by both entities. 

These pathways, defined as degree program-to-degree program agreements, will clearly outline selective admission requirements, course equivalencies, and other relevant information for students who will enroll in a particular academic program. 

KCTCS pathway participants will have access to Murray State advisors to assist in this seamless transfer to Murray State, may obtain a Murray State ID, and will be invited to select events at Murray State.

“Today’s announcement is a tremendous alignment of resources and vision between Murray State University and KCTCS to assist countless future students,” said Murray State President Dr. Bob Jackson. “Creating simpler pathways for students to earn their degree credentials is vitally important for advancing our region, state, and beyond.” 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree from Murray State,” KCTCS President Paul Czarapata said. “The dual admission aspect will make it easier than ever for our graduates to transfer.”

Murray State, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) continues to provide high-quality, career-defining academic programs that position students for success beyond graduation. Ranging from agriculture to business, music to engineering, healthcare to education and much more, Murray State offers 148 academic programs and a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. 

KCTCS, with 16 colleges and over 70 locations, is the largest provider of postsecondary education, online education, dual-credit classes and workforce training in Kentucky. KCTCS is number one in the nation in credentials awarded per capita by two-year, public postsecondary institutions. 

For additional information, contact Murray State’s Transfer Center at 270-809-3350 or msu.transfercenter@ murraystate.edu. Individuals can speak with a KCTCS advisor at the nearest college and view a listing of colleges at kctcs.edu.

About Murray State University:  Since 1922, Murray State University has provided a collaborative, opportunity-rich living and learning community that fosters personal growth and professional success through a high-quality college experience. Students receive support from inspiring faculty and staff and will join a distinctive campus community — the Racer Family. With nearly 10,000 students, Murray State prepares the next generation of leaders to join more than 80,000 successful alumni who make a difference in their community, across the country and around the world. We are Racers. The University’s main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky, and includes five regional campuses in Ft. Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

To learn more about Murray State University, please visit murraystate.edu

About Kentucky Community & Technical College System: The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is the Commonwealth’s largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky’s largest provider of workforce training, dual credit classes and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. Our colleges are united in their commitment to making life better for our students, communities and the citizens of Kentucky. To date, KCTCS has served more than one million Kentuckians. For more information, visit kctcs.edu.

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