Macomb2Oakland, a joint admission, concurrent enrollment program that is the centerpiece of a partnership between Macomb Community College and Oakland University, has been recognized as the 2007 Outstanding Transfer Program by the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) in the inaugural year of the award program.
MACRAO established the award to recognize premier programs in Michigan that assist transfer students in meeting their educational objectives by providing a seamless and successful transition between higher educational institutions.
Michigan's first concurrent enrollment program, Macomb2Oakland provides for joint admission through one application, concurrent enrollment at Macomb and OU, maximized financial aid at both institutions by combining credit for concurrently enrolled students, expanded course selection, coordinated advising and course planning, timely completion of associate and bachelor's degrees, and access to the on-campus resources at both institutions, including Oakland University housing.
Since its introduction in Fall 2006, enrollment in the program has increased nearly six-fold, with more than 200 students in the program and more than 100 of them taking classes simultaneously at both Macomb and OU by Fall 2007.
Macomb2Oakland was created to bring more meaningful degree-program options directly to the residents of Macomb County. Macomb College and OU developed the program in response to the 2004 Cherry Commission recommendations, which are focused on increasing the percentage of residents with college credentials while building a workforce with the talent and skills necessary for success in the 21st century.
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation's leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to more than 59,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in number of associate degrees awarded and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college's comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.
Oakland University (www.oakland.edu) is a doctoral research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 121 bachelor's degree programs and 98 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences and Nursing.
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