Cheyney University Signs Agreement With Delaware County Community College
Filed in HBCUs on April 1, 2016
Historically Black Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has signed an agreement with Delaware County Community College that guarantees admission to Cheyney for students who complete associate degree programs at Delaware County Community College. There students would enter Cheyney as juniors.
Cheyney University has seen a 50 percent drop in enrollments since 2009. The new agreement is an effort to expand the pool of students for the historically Black university. Delaware County Community College, headquartered in Media, Pennsylvania, which is due west of Philadelphia, enrolls about 12,500 students. African Americans are nearly 30 percent of the student body.
Frank Pogue, interim president of Cheyney University, stated that “this articulation agreement will enhance college attendance, and improve retention and graduation rates at both institutions. There is increasing evidence that we need to reach out to K-12 and community college students and parents much earlier than we have in the past. This is exactly what this agreement does.”