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For many students, an alternative to taking college algebra

For students whose path through college slows down at the pothole/speed bump/curve in the road known as algebra, good news: There’s another way around. Starting this fall, many Missouri college students will have more options for earning the math credit they need to complete their degree. For decades, college algebra has been the required math …

MCC, Northwest Missouri State officially launch new FastTracks partnership

Carlos Peñaloza, Metropolitan Community College’s vice chancellor for academic affairs, now has a Ph.D. by his name, but he’s a community college graduate — and he still remembers finishing with 28 credit hours he didn’t need. Fortunately, he ended up being able to apply some of them toward his bachelor’s degree. Keeping students on track …

MCC, Northwest Missouri State work together to save students time, money

Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University will launch a pilot program in Fall 2017 that, through a concurrent enrollment model, meets a joint goal of increasing the number of students completing associate and bachelor’s degrees in an accelerated format. The partnership will provide students with an opportunity to complete both an Associate of …