The University of Northern Iowa announced it is launching the UNI@IACC (Iowa Community Colleges) initiative. Starting this fall, Iowans with an Associate’s degree from Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) will be able to earn a UNI online degree without having to leave their hometown. Associate degree holders from WITCC will be able to pursue a bachelor’s degree in several high-demand areas: Managing Business and Organizations, Management: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Human Services, Technology Management, and the Bachelor of Liberal Studies.
To put a bachelor’s degree within reach, UNI is also launching the Future Ready Scholarship Program to eligible participants in a UNI@IACC program. The Future Ready Scholarship comes with two years of eligibility and covers the difference between UNI and WITCC tuition. Information about the program and how to apply can be found at iacc.uni.edu.
The UNI@IACC initiative, has received the support of Governor Kim Reynolds, who authorized $4.166 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to support the initiative. In addition, the UNI@IACC initiative will provide on-site student support personnel to prepare learners for academic and career success through advising and career navigation programs, resources, and services. To begin, on-site student support specialists will be located at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City beginning in the fall.
“Western Iowa Tech Community College is very pleased to partner with University of Northern Iowa on this initiative,” said WITCC President Terry Murrell. “We are excited the University’s educational services are expanding to become even more accessible to students in Siouxland.”
For more information about the UNI@IACC partnership, program offerings, and application instructions, visit https://iacc.uni.edu.