Miles College and Drake State Community & Technical College
have partnered to create scholarship opportunities and pathways to earning a bachelor’s degree. The
institutions’ presidents signed an articulation agreement today at Miles College.
The agreement has four components, including a collaborative and seamless transfer process, scholarship
eligibility, reverse transfer credit, and student services.

“Drake State and Miles College give students from underserved and marginalized communities a chance
to succeed,” said Drake State President Dr. Patricia Sims. “We are honoring our commitment to equitably
level the playing field while encouraging students to pursue their educational goals beyond an associate
degree. No more barriers. This agreement enables students to seamlessly transfer credits between two
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).”

Drake State Community & Technical College students will be considered for admission to Miles College
after earning an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science with up to a maximum of 64 semester hours
transferring. Additionally, Drake State Community & Technical College students must have a minimum
cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

The new partnership will provide reciprocal privileges for using Miles College’s Library Resource Center,
College, and Career Center and admission to athletic events. There are also opportunities for advising
from both Drake State Community & Technical College and Miles College.
“As we continue to create these meaningful partnerships I am excited for the future of our students and
Miles College. We should be building our enrollment at every institution in the state as we have to ensure
we are preparing our students for this society. We are delighted to sign this memorandum of
understanding with Drake State Community & Technical College and look forward to the partnership
ahead.” said Bobbie Knight, J.D., President of Miles College.

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Dr.Nikki Zeigler Publisher of The HBCU MAGAZINE

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