The college, which serves more than 4,000 students in North Texas, will now offer two bachelor’s degrees from Texas Tech at the Johnson County campus.
University presidents from both Texas Tech University and Hill College recently participated in a special signing ceremony to begin a partnership that will give students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech at Hill's Johnson County campus in Cleburne.
“Partnering with Hill College further expands Texas Tech's reach across the state of Texas and provides the opportunity to earn a four-year degree for prospective students in this area,” Texas Tech Interim President John Opperman said. “We are proud to collaborate with Hill College on this venture and appreciate the support and recognition of the importance of extending higher education opportunities to the citizens of Texas.”
Texas Tech will begin by offering bachelor's degrees in human sciences and applied arts and sciences in leadership, adding more degree programs as the program grows.
Hill College President Pam Boehm said the proposed bachelor's degree plans are scheduled to begin as early as this fall.
“We are excited to welcome Texas Tech as one of our premiere partners in higher education,” she said. “This partnership will allow students from our service area the opportunity to earn a four-year degree while remaining close to home.”
Students at Hill College interested in one of the degree plans are encouraged to meet with a Texas Tech adviser between their freshman and sophomore years.
Students also will have the opportunity to earn one of many Texas Tech transfer scholarships once they become eligible with a minimum of 30 transferable hours. According to university policy, Texas Tech can take up to 72 hours in transfer credit toward a bachelor's degree.
Hill College serves more than 4,000 students annually between its Hill County campus, Johnson County campus, Burleson Center, Glen Rose center and Meridian Center. Hill College also is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.