Partnership allows for seamless transfer from Cowley College to Friends business admin. program

ARK CITY, Kan. A partnership between a four-year college in Wichita and Cowley College in Ark City allows for area students in pursuit of a bachelor's degree to seamlessly transfer credits.

The agreement specifically clears a path for current students, graduates and area residents pursuing a four-year degree to transfer credits from Cowley into Friends University's BS in Business Administration program, with Friends classes offered at the Cowley campus

“We are very pleased to partner with Cowley College on this agreement,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, Friends University president. “In addition to the convenience offered to Cowley students to continue working on a bachelor’s degree at Cowley, we are also offering a special price of $260 per credit hour for classes taken at the Cowley campus.”

Cowley College President Dr. Dennis C. Rittle says more than 400 students are majoring in business studies at Cowley and the partnership, "will create greater access and affordability for Cowley College graduates as well as for our local employees who have some formal business training, but have not completed their four-year degree to complete their bachelor's degree without having to travel long distances or relocate."

The presidents of Friends and Cowley plan to formally sign the agreement at 9 a.m. Tuesday on Cowley College's campus.

Friends University says its Bachelor of Science in Business Administration "prepares students for a successful career in a variety of different business activities using a unique blend of cross-disciplinary business courses. The business administration program includes accounting, finance, management, marketing and information systems."