UMSL Enjoys an Exclusive Partnership with STLCC in Wildwood

The Wildwood campus offers students the opportunity to earn a high quality, low cost and fully accredited college degree in their own community
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May 17, 2010 - PRLog -- St. Louis, MO – The University of Missouri–St. Louis has an exclusive partnership with St. Louis Community College at Wildwood as the only four-year institution to offer baccalaureate degree completion programs on their campus. The partnership began in 2007 and continues to grow and thrive. Students living in West County enjoy the convenience and ease of taking credit courses and obtaining degrees without having to leave their own community.

The campus offers courses leading toward a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Elementary Education and Liberal Studies. Students can be admitted to both UMSL and STLCC–Wildwood at the same time through the Dual Admission Program. The 2+2 degree completion program in Elementary Education was launched in 2008, and the first class graduated May 2010.

“The goal of our program at Wildwood is for students to achieve an Associate of Arts and then move into an UMSL degree completion program,” said Melissa Hattman, director of Community College Relations. “By delivering select baccalaureate degree completion programs to the students in their communities, we eliminate the thought that getting an UMSL degree is too far of a drive.”

With smaller classes, students enjoy more one-on-one time with faculty for their on-campus courses. To enhance their learning experience, students will receive their course instruction through various delivery methods during their UMSL program – online, hybrid and face-to-face.

In addition to the convenience of location, UMSL has a solid presence on the Wildwood campus. Personnel, including academic advisors, are on site five days a week to assist all prospective UMSL students – those interested in staying on the Wildwood campus and those who plan to attend on the main campus. The UMSL staff helps students with the application and admissions process, academic advising and registration.

Currently the facilities at Wildwood can accommodate approximately 2,300 full-time students, with the most recent enrollment numbers reported at or near 2,100. The popularity and awareness of the campus and its programs have caused a steady increase in students. Almost 50% of all students attend full-time. Most students are 25 years old or younger, and the 26 and older population has been increasing.

“Regardless if students are at an onsite location or on main campus, they are UMSL students,” Hattman said. “Our connection with STLCC at Wildwood allows these students to gain a degree from the largest university in the St. Louis area, and at a fraction of the cost of other area universities, all while staying connected to their community.”

To find out more about UMSL at Wildwood please contact Brenda Cabrera at (636) 422-2006, Teri Furlow at or visit the Off-Campus Programs website at

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