Students can save thousands of dollars in tuition, fees, housing and personal expenses
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CLEVELAND, WI —
The number of transfer agreements between Lakeshore Technical College and four-year colleges continues growing and benefiting students throughout Lakeshore’s district.
“These agreements are more important than ever for students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree though are concerned about the costs and risks associated with moving away from home during the pandemic,” says Lakeshore Vice President of Instruction James Lemerond. “Students can safely obtain a high quality, affordable education close to home and be confident their courses and programs will seamlessly transfer when they are ready to make that move.”
All University of Wisconsin System campuses and 15 private in-state colleges have agreements with Lakeshore. The college also has agreements with public and private four-year colleges across the country for both on-campus and online education. Over 300 program and course transfer options are involved, including general education and program-specific courses ranging from speech and psychology to accounting and chemistry.
Transfer agreements can save students thousands of dollars in tuition, fees, housing, and personal expenses. According to Lemerond, 73 percent of Lakeshore’s associate degree graduates who continue their education choose a four-year institution. The college estimates students save $6,000 in tuition and fees by staying at home and attending Lakeshore their first two years of college rather than attending a four-year college. The savings may be significantly higher when considering housing costs. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee estimates its 2020-21 housing costs for a shared room between $4,996 and $8,271.
Lakeshore has several transfer agreements with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The two institutions recently signed a new agreement allowing Lakeshore’s Graphic and Web Design associate degree program graduates to seamlessly transfer to UWGB to complete its Bachelor of Arts degree in Design Art.
For more information on individual Lakeshore courses or associate degree programs that transfer to other colleges, visit gotoltc.edu/transfer.
Details on Lakeshore’s Graphic and Web Design program can be found at gotoltc.edu/academics/degree-programs/graphic-and-web-design.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.
LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #20 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist for two consecutive years.
Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $42,000 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.