New WSU Program Offers Jump Start on Bachelor’s for Macomb Community College Students


A new partnership between Macomb Community College and Wayne State University in Detroit will allow qualified students to concurrently enroll at both institutions, getting a head start on a bachelor’s degree at WSU while completing a Macomb certificate program or associate degree.

“We are confident that Wayne Advantage-Macomb will help our two schools align even more as we strive to ensure that more Macomb County students earn associate and four-year degrees, which in turn will provide the well-prepared workforce that employers want and need,” says M. Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State.

Wilson says the new program offers enrollment in both schools, coordinated financial aid based on combined credit hours, and joint academic advising. He says the program is available to anyone who meets Wayne State’s admission requirements and wants to take classes at both institutions. Wilson says students may apply at any point in their academic career.

“We continue to look at opportunities to tap the strengths of both institutions to avoid duplication, create additional higher education opportunities for Macomb County residents, and develop new ways to support student success and degree completion,” says James Jacobs, president of Macomb Community College. 

Jacobs says students will benefit from access to both the Macomb and Wayne State library systems for research and course preparation; academic support systems such as tutoring, workshops, and job opportunities; study abroad programs; and student organizations.

He says the deadline for signing up for the winter 2016 semester is Dec. 1. â€‹