Central State/HBCU Transfer Initiative
The Central State & Historically Black College or University (HBCU) Transfer Initiative is a partnership between Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Students are urged to complete their associate degree at Tri-C and then move directly into their junior year at Central State University. Students majoring in most areas can also earn credits through dual enrollment, and transferring credits is seamless.
The Central State & HBCU Transfer Initiative is committed to helping students from Cuyahoga County complete college degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math. Students are using scholarship funds from two sources to complete associate degrees at Tri-C and transfer to Central State. The goal of the Central State partnership is to increase the number of undergraduate students from underrepresented groups who earn degrees in STEM education.
The program also includes academic program models. The first model is the Urban Teacher Institute, which allows students from urban areas to begin their college career at Tri-C, complete their professional training at Central State University, and return to their home communities as professional educators. A major advantage for students is saving thousands of dollars by beginning their coursework while in high school or at Tri-C.