Hopkins, Howard CC set up transfer program

June 07, 1993

The presidents of Howard Community College and the Johns Hopkins University have announced the establishment of the James W. Rouse Scholars Program, which will ease the transfer of students from the two-year school to the university.

Named for Columbia's founder, the program will enroll selected high school graduates for their first two years at Howard Community College. Then, depending on their achievements, they will be able to complete bachelor's degrees at Hopkins.

This new level of interaction between two-year and four-year schools was spurred by a shift in college enrollment patterns in Maryland. The fall of 1992 was the third year in a row in which community colleges enrolled more than 50 percent of all undergraduates in the state.

Because of this change, Hopkins officials said, they see community college graduates as "an increasingly important target market" and programs such as the Rouse Scholars as "the wave of the future."

Hopkins President William C. Richardson and HCC President Dwight A. Burrill signed an agreement for the program during a recent ceremony at Howard Community College Galleria.

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