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Del Mar College, WGU Texas sign agreement streamlining student transfers

Article by: Michael Bratten

Leaders of Del Mar College (DMC) and WGU Texas today signed a transfer agreement streamlining the process for DMC students to continue their education and pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree at WGU Texas.


With this agreement, we are committed to maximizing the transferability of coursework and credits from Del Mar to WGU Texas. More students than ever before are choosing to continue their education through online degree programs like those offered by WGU Texas. These are often the best choice for students balancing work, family and school commitments.
Dr. Mark Escamilla, Del Mar College President and CEO

Through the agreement, WGU Texas provides tuition discounts and partner scholarships to Del Mar students, faculty and staff. Located in Austin, WGU Texas offers more than 60 online accredited degree programs in information technology, business, health professions and teaching.


WGU Texas is thrilled to expand its presence in the Coastal Bend by providing more Del Mar students a seamless pathway to completing their bachelor’s degree and preparing them to enter some of the state’s most in-demand careers. Our goal for this partnership is to ensure that students have a smooth transition into our programs and that they receive one-on-one guidance and support throughout their educational journey.
Dr. Steven Johnson, Chancellor, WGU Texas

WGU Texas’ current enrollment is nearly 12,000 students, Johnson said. He added that more than 80 of those students are from Nueces County, and half of those are transfers from DMC.

Xena Mercado, a DMC graduate and marketing management major at WGU Texas, described at today’s ceremony the ease with which she transferred between institutions.

“When I transferred to WGU Texas last year, the last thing in the world I needed were obstacles,” she said. “Thankfully, WGU Texas staff walked me through the whole thing. It was so easy, and most of my credits from Del Mar transferred.

“To the leaders here today, thank you, because any step toward making the transfer process easier for students is a good step.”

This is the second transfer agreement between DMC and WGU Texas. The first was signed in 2014 and streamlined the process for DMC graduates pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at WGU Texas.


About WGU Texas

WGU Texas is an online, nonprofit, competency-based university established to expand Texans’ access to higher education throughout the state. Formed through a partnership between the state of Texas and nationally-recognized Western Governors University, WGU Texas is open to all qualified Texas residents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the high-demand career fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing.

Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).* Learn more at texas.wgu.edu or call 1-877-214-7011.

*Western Governors University offers nursing programs that are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 5380, Washington, DC 20036, 202-877-6791).

About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.