Kellogg Community College and Western Michigan University have signed an agreement designed to ease the process of transferring.

The agreement lays out the process by which a student at KCC could complete their associate’s degree, and be sure that all of their credits transfer to a bachelor’s program at WMU. The Battle Creek college says that according to the 2017 US Government Accountability Office report, students who transferred from one college to another between 2004 and 2009 lost 43 percent of their credits on average.

The KCC-WMU "institutional articulation agreement" provides for plans of study, in various degree programs. The credits earned at KCC towards their associates degree will also directly count towards a WMU baccalaureate degree, which has the goal of avoiding confusion regarding which classes do or do not count for transfer.

The following degree programs are included in the agreement:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice - AAS in Law Enforcement
  • Early Childhood Elementary Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
  • Economics
  • Economics - Minor in History
  • Economics - Minor in Philosophy
  • Economics - Minor in Political Science
  • Economics - Minor in Sociology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Food Service
  • Nursing - BSN part-time to part-time
  • Nursing - BSN full-time
  • Nursing - BSN full-time to part-time
  • Psychology
  • Public History

More degree programs are planned to be added later.

Under the plan, KCC and WMU will both be responsible for helping students understand the transfer process, and for collaborating with each-other as programs change.