DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Alabama State University and Enterprise State Community College formed an official partnership that is expected to benefit the schools’ enrollment.
Tuesday afternoon, the two schools signed an agreement that will make it easier for ESCC students to continue their higher education at ASU.
“Student success is what we’re all about at Alabama State University and student success is what they’re all about at Enterprise State Community College,” ASU president Quinton T. Ross, Jr. said. “So we paired the two together to make sure that there is a seamless transition.”
With this new partnership, Enterprise students will have exclusive access to ASU counselors, instructors and scholarships
“What it will allow is our students to become active (and) involved on the campus of Alabama State while they’re students for Enterprise State,” ESCC president Matt Rodgers said. “They’re going to have access to our students to provide advising and guidance.”
Through the new agreement, ESCC said it hopes to encourage students to pursue even higher education opportunities, while ASU hopes to increase its enrollment numbers.
“When you talk about student enrollment, they transition to Alabama State University,” Ross said. “What it does is help students have a clear path to advancing their educational degree.”
According to ASU officials, the partnership has already gone into effect.