U.S. public university system and Miami Dade College partner to further expand accessibility for underserved students

CITY OF CHARLES, W.Va., August 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to making higher education more accessible, American Public University System (APUS) and Miami Dade College (MDC) are teaming up to enable more students to earn bachelor’s and graduate degrees by pursuing guided academic paths in the disciplines of business, STEM, cybersecurity, IT, computer science and psychology.

The long-term educational partnership agreement aligns two well-established higher education providers with diverse and inclusive student populations.

“We are delighted to collaborate with such an important and respected college whose mission is closely linked to ours to provide high quality and affordable education,” said APUS President Dr. Wade Digue. “Our guided academic paths will enable MDC graduates to graduate and pursue graduate studies with an academic plan that can help them become the leaders of tomorrow.”

The agreement allows APUS and MDC to help more students pursue and earn relevant degrees by sharing their academic resources, student services and faculty expertise.

“MDC is proud to partner with APUS to help meet today’s workforce demands,” said Miami Dade College President Madeline Pumariega. “We are deeply committed to our very diverse student body and this new partnership will allow us to have an even broader educational impact.”

This partnership is one of APUS’s many partnerships with public universities that allow students to take advantage of over 200 online undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, as well as generous transfer options. of credits.

About the American public university system
American Public University System, recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and five-time OLC Effective Practice Award recipient, offers over 200 degree and certificate programs in online through American Military University, the # 1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military and veterans, * and American Public University. Approximately 110,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS’s accessible and relevant curriculum and flexible online delivery model. APUS is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI). For more information, visit www.apus.edu.

* Based on Department of Defense tuition assistance for fiscal year 2019 and Veterans Administration student enrollment data as reported by Military Times, 2020.

About Miami Dade University
Miami Dade The college is the most diverse institution in the country. There are 167 nations and 63 languages ​​represented in its student body. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways, including associate and bachelor’s degrees, career certificates, and apprenticeships. Bachelor’s degree offerings include biological sciences, engineering, data analysis, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, assistant studies medical, film and others. MDC is the recipient of many top national awards, including the Aspen Award. As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences. It is home to the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, the Eig-Watson School of Aviation, The Idea Center, the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, the Cloud Computing Center, the Center for Learning, innovation and simulation, the École des Hautes Etudes and the New World School of Arts, to name just a few of its most innovative programs. MDC has been named one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For” since the inception of the program. The College fulfills its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $ 3 billion each year to the local economy, and MDC graduates take on managerial positions in all major industries. MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. This is the home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, Miami Freedom Tower National Historic Landmark, Tower Theater, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, Live Arts Miami at MDC, Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, Museum of Art and Design , a sculpture park and a large on-campus art gallery and theater system. MDC has admitted over 2,000,000 students since it opened in 1960. Over 100,000 students are currently enrolled. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu.


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