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Source: Melinda Sinn, 785-532-5888, sinnpio@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Rosanna Vail, 785-532-2720, rvail@k-state.edu

Friday, April 24, 2009

K-STATE DEVELOPS NEW 2+2 PARTNERSHIP WITH FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University and Fort Scott Community College recently formed a 2+2 partnership and developed their first 2+2 agreement.

The agreement allows students in the Fort Scott area to remain in their community while obtaining a K-State bachelor's degree. Students can earn an associate degree in general business from Fort Scott and then transfer the credits to K-State to earn a bachelor's in general business through distance education.

"This is a great way for working adults in the community to complete a bachelor's degree through distance education," said Dave Stewart, assistant dean of continuing education at K-State.

Fort Scott is the 13th in-state institution to develop a 2+2 partnership with K-State, and the Fort Scott agreement marks K-State's 40th 2+2 agreement with community colleges across Kansas.

A degree map and more information about K-State's 2+2 partnership with Fort Scott and other community and technical colleges in Kansas and in other states is available at http://www.dce.k-state.edu/affiliations/2+2/