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Stark State College, Franklin University expand partnership with cutting-edge transfer pathway and tuition discount

(North Canton, OH – Oct. 4,  2023) – Stark State College is expanding its articulation partnership with Franklin University with access to Franklin University’s unique transfer pathway and discounted tuition.

Franklin’s Pathway Portal pairs a streamlined process with one of the best transfer programs in the nation. Plus, a $100 per credit hour discount offers a new lower tuition rate for Pathway Portal students who meet eligibility requirements.

Stark State, celebrating the 25th anniversary of its original articulation agreement with Franklin, is the newest institution to join a growing number of community colleges expanding their partnership with Franklin to provide access to the cutting-edge Pathway Portal.

This innovative tool helps community college students and alumni see how their associate degree courses transfer toward the best fit of Franklin’s 28 bachelor’s degrees.

Stark State students and graduates who have opted into the Pathway Portal and meet eligibility requirements will receive a special $298 Pathway Portal tuition rate.

“We’re excited about celebrating 25 years of partnership with Franklin University,” said Lada Gibson-Shreve, PhD, provost and chief academic officer at Stark State. “This partnership permits our students to continue their education at Franklin University by following our streamlined curriculum pathways, and Franklin’s Pathway Portal makes it easy for students to identify transferability of courses completed at Stark State into one of Franklin’s 28 bachelor’s degrees.

“Stark State and Franklin offer 3+1 degrees, which permit students to complete more courses at Stark State at our tuition rate prior to transferring to Franklin. Stark State is committed to our partnership with Franklin University and we look forward to many more years of transfer partnership success.”

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