2015-2016 Catalog

Colleges with Online Degrees

University of Wyoming Franklin University
Mayville State University Kaplan University
National American University Regis University
Ashford University Upper Iowa University
Valley City State University Southern New Hampshire University

University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming maintains an Outreach office on the WWCC campus and provides a number of courses over its compressed video system on the RS campus each semester in addition to many online courses. You may complete your associates at WWCC, and then pursue a variety of bachelor or master programs. For more information, contact the UW Outreach office to find out more about their programs and to have evaluations completed of your WWCC coursework. Their office is in room 1228.

UW Contact: Troy Archuleta at 307-382-1817

Franklin University

Western has an agreement with Franklin University allowing a Western (WWCC) graduate with an Associate of Science degree to complete a bachelor’s degree online in a number of areas.

WWCC graduates take additional coursework both from Western (WWCC) and from Franklin University to complete a bachelor’s degree, checking this site will provide you with additional information on obtaining a free preliminary evaluation.

WWCC Contact:  Dr. Doug Bunn, dbunn@wwcc.wy.edu

Franklin University Contact: Thom Leiter, 614-947-6057

Kaplan University

Kaplan University has a transfer agreement with Western (WWCC) where students may continue their education to complete Certificates, Bachelor of Science, or Masters Degrees in a number of areas.

North Central Association of Schools and Colleges has regionally accredited Kaplan. WWCC students, employees, and alumni receive a 10% discount on any of any of the 100 online majors for Bachelor’s, Master’s Degrees or Certificate Programs. Kaplan accepts WWCC’s AA or AS Degree as a block transfer, so you start into their Bachelor’s program as a junior. To ensure you receive the 10% discount, you must go to the Kaplan University website www.cc.kaplan.edu or call 866-397-9456.

Kaplan University offers discounts for Criminal Justice majors and military and cost for textbooks is in undergraduate tuition. Classes are 9 weeks: one week for finals and one-week break between semesters. (5 terms each year)

Kaplan University Contact: Robert Freebairn, MBA, 801-450-9567

WWCC Contact for Criminal Justice: Traci Ciepiela, 307-382-1767

Mayville State University

Western has an agreement with Mayville State University (MSU) whereby a WWCC graduate with an A.S., A.A., or A.A.S. can transfer those courses and complete a bachelor’s degree via distance in a number of areas. Please refer to their website to see all of the possible online/distance degree options. Depending on the credits being transferred in and depending on the degree option, students will need to earn at least 120 semester credits total to graduate from MSU. After performing a transfer evaluation to determine the necessary credits needed from MSU to earn the “applied for” degree. Students could continue to take general education requirements through WWCC, while earning a bachelor’s degree from MSU. Even without an articulated agreement, there are many other programs to transfer into at MSU. Please contact Connie Kaldor (connie.kaldor@mayvillestate.edu) for further information.

Articulated Programs to Western (WWCC) students include: Early Childhood BA and General Education

Mayville State University Contact: Connie Kaldor, 701-788-4721

National American University

National American University has 18 locations in seven states, and an extensive online program. Students who has earned an AA, AS or AAS may be eligible for a block transfer, which transfers credit for college courses (1000 level or above) to be applied to many bachelor degree programs.

National American University Contact: Admissions, 800-209-0182

Regis University

Site-bound students have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree while living at home through an articulation agreement between WWCC and Regis University. This agreement allows students to complete as many as 90 credits from WWCC plus a minimum of 30 credits from Regis.

The Regis University Education program has several options: Early Childhood (birth to 8), Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education


WWCC Contact for Education majors: Aaron Jensen, 307-382-1776

Regis Contact for Education majors: Karen Cooley, M.A. 970-613-2203

Regis Contact for Online Programs: Charlotte Farr, 800-944-7667

Ashford University

Ashford University and Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC) have entered into an articulation agreement to enable WWCC students who transfer to Ashford to carry with them the credit they have already earned. With Ashford, you can transfer a maximum of 99 credit hours.

Ashford Information: 800-877-1179

Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University delivers an extensive list of Online Degree Programs to WWCC transfer students. In addition, Upper Iowa will transfer a maximum of 78 lower division credits from community colleges. *A major in Emergency and Disaster Management will meet the needs of first responders, local and state emergency planners, and federal agency personnel by accommodating their ongoing educational needs.

Upper Iowa General Information: 877-366-0581

Upper Iowa Contact: Sara Weichman, 319-232-6380


Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education  (SNHU) allows a Western  graduate with an associate’s degree to complete a bachelor’s degree online in a number of areas.  SNHU will transfer up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s degree.  Students will receive a 10% tuition reduction for partner college graduates, staff and faculty.  SNHU will also provide career support for students while they are attending and after they graduate. Academic counselors are dedicated to helping students succeed as new students.  SNHU has discounted textbooks, technology and other course resources.

SNHU Contact: Stephanie Rinehart, 603-629-3571 or 603-851-3318