OSU and CWI Sign Pathways Agreement

Published: April 5, 2018

College of Western Idaho (CWI) students will have an easier time transferring to Oregon State University (OSU) Ecampus, the university’s nationally ranked online education provider, thanks to an agreement approved this month by the two schools.

The presidents of both colleges signed a degree pathway agreement that will provide students advising on degree pathways at both institutions; expand student access to institutional services and curriculum; and may shorten the time to a degree, by helping students avoid taking courses that cannot be applied to their degree requirements.

“We are pleased to finalize this pathways agreement with OSU, which provides tremendous value for our students and employees,” said David Shellberg, CWI’s Executive Vice President of Instruction and Student Services. “We couldn’t be happier to facilitate transfer opportunities to OSU and the high quality online bachelor’s degree programs they offer.”

“This agreement is just the latest example of Oregon State and its Ecampus program providing access to a four-year college degree to the widest range of students that we can,” OSU President Ed Ray said.

In January, for the fourth straight year, Oregon State Ecampus was named one of the nation’s 10 best providers of online education by U.S. News & World Report. Ecampus ranked sixth out of more than 350 higher education institutions in the category of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

About Oregon State University: 

As one of only two universities in the nation designated as a land, sea, space and sun grant institution, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 31,000 students come from across the globe, and its programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At its campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport and award-winning Ecampus, OSU excels at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

About College of Western Idaho:

The College of Western Idaho is a public, open-access, and comprehensive community college committed to providing affordable access to quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of its service area in western Idaho. CWI has seven campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho providing higher education and 21st Century technical skills acquisition. The college is dedicated to improving the community’s economic well-being by responding with highly-educated and productive graduates. The foundation for the area’s only community college was created by a supermajority of voters in Ada and Canyon counties on May 22, 2007. CWI was granted initial accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in February 2017. For more information about the college, visit cwi.edu or call (208) 562-3000.

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