Partnership to help military members with academic degrees
Western Governors University (WGU) and Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), a federally chartered academic institution that serves the United States Air and Space forces’ enlisted personnel, recently announced a joint partnership.
The Community College of the Air Force is a federally chartered academic institution that serves the United States Air and Space Force’s enlisted total force, including at Minot Air Force Base.
Under the terms of the agreement, CCAF students who have completed their associate degree and enroll in any of WGU’s 60-plus undergraduate or graduate degree programs in business, IT, K-12 teacher education or health professions – including nursing – will now be able to seamlessly transfer their credits to the fully online, nonprofit university. CCAF students transferring to WGU also will be eligible for scholarships.
The partnership, which strengthens WGU’s efforts of supporting those who serve across the full military lifecycle, will provide the roughly 22,000 service members who earn their associate degrees each year from CCAF with a seamless transfer option to WGU.
Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors, WGU now serves more than 130,000 students nationwide and has nearly 250,000 graduates in all 50 states.