UNCG Community College Collaboration

The Office of Academic Outreach (OAO) in the School Of Health and Human Performance at The University of North Carolina of Greensboro coordinates the Online Degree Completion program offered through the Department of Public Health Education. The degree is designed for working adults who wish to complete a Bachelor’s of Science degree through online study. The Online Degree Completion students transferring into the program must have an Associate’s of Arts, an Associate’s of Science, an Associate’s of Applied Science or approximately 60 hours of coursework from a community college. All students attending community colleges in North Carolina are eligible to enroll into the program provided they have credits to transfer, meet the minimum GPA and apply before the deadline.

The program currently has 96 students enrolled and 84 of these students transferred from North Carolina Community Colleges. The OAO staff has traveled to Durham Tech Community College, Wake Tech Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Wilkes County Community College, Western Piedmont Community College and others to promote the degree and provide transfer guidance to interested students. Leah Tompkins is the contact person for the program and can be contacted at or by calling 336-315-7494.

This collaborative effort between the OAO and North Carolina Community Colleges was implemented in the Fall 2009 semester with twenty-six students from North Carolina. The program has grown quickly with the current ninety-six students and approximately thirty-three other seeking admission to the program. The Online Degree Completion program is one example of how OAO and UNCG are collaborating with North Carolina Community Colleges to promote access to higher education and degree completion.