Iowa-based Kirkwood Community College and Purdue University Global have announced a partnership that will allow Kirkwood students to transfer to the online university to earn their bachelor’s degrees. Kirkwood says graduates attending Purdue Global will also be eligible for tuition reduction. 

The program offers several degree pathways and aims to get students prepared for the workforce in a more affordable and efficient way. 

Kirkwood has 120 program options for students. Purdue Global serves approximately 29,000 students from around the country, primarily online.

43 percent of Purdue Global’s active students have attended a community college and were awarded transfer credit. 

“Kirkwood is always striving to create and promote ways for our students to succeed,” said Kirkwood Vice President of Academic Affairs Bill Lamb in a news release. “The partnership with Purdue Global will provide a seamless transition from one institution to the other. It ensures that students will be able to continue to receive a quality education that meets their needs after Kirkwood.”