Midland signs transfer agreement with Baylor

By Jessica Hubble Lariat Reporter

Baylor University and Midland College are teaming up to help make the college-transfer process an easier one.

A formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement signing was held Monday at the Scharbauer Student Center in Midland College.

The agreement will give Midland College students access to Baylor advisers, online degree requirement guides, special mailings and the Baylor Library System interlibrary loan system. Students will also be able to apply for scholarships available to transfer students.

“It is another avenue for them when they complete an associate’s degree to choose a four year institution,” said Rebecca C. Bell, dean of community relations and special events at Midland College. “And it is more opportunity for them to receive an education.”

President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Midland College President Dr. Steve Thomas both spoke at the event and signed the agreement documents.

Midland College is known as “Your College” and focuses on providing higher education, community services and cultural enrichment to the Midland community. Midland College has 5,000 students a semester. Baccalaureate degrees are offered at Midland College, but its mission is primarily focused on community college objectives. Forty percent of Midland County high school graduates attend Midland College.

Baylor has six other Baylor Bound transfer agreements with colleges: Alamo College, Blinn College, Collin College, McLennan Community College, Temple College and Tyler Junior College.