Alice Lloyd College and KCTCS ink a partnership

Republished from WEKU.

A private college in southeastern Kentucky is expanding its recruitment reach. It comes through a formal partnership with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

The agreement helps community college students to transfer to Alice Lloyd College to earn a bachelor’s degree. The 101-year-old work college is in Knott County and has an enrollment of about 600. Alice Lloyd President Jim Stepp said student numbers will grow, but the college will remain relatively small.

“Helps us to be able to provide this same kind of opportunity to some young people who chose to go to community college first, but now decide that they would also like to have a bachelor’s degree and beyond,” said Stepp.

College and KCTCS officials will work together to develop transfer pathways. They will outline specific courses required to maximize accepted credit hours.

The college features no tuition with students working a minimum of ten hours weekly. President Jim Stepp said there’s a close connection on the Pippa Passes campus.

“This is my 39th year at Alice Lloyd and I’ve lived on campus 39 years. There’s phenomenal opportunities to really get to know the young people that come to school there and mentor them and then also they’re developing the work ethic and all these…I don’t call them soft skills…I like to call them success skills,” said Stepp.

While Alice Lloyd has new dormitories, Stepp said there’s no aim for the school to try to get big. Stepp said about 40% of students at his school are involved in Allied Health studies.

** WEKU is working hard to be a leading source for public service, and fact-based journalism. Monthly supporters are the top funding source for this growing nonprofit news organization. Please join others in your community who support WEKU by making your donation.

Originally published by WEKU.

Republished with permission.