UArizona completes acquisition of UAGC
The fully online University of Arizona Global Campus is now an operating unit of the University of Arizona.
The University of Arizona completed its acquisition of the University of Arizona Global Campus on June 30. According to the details of the agreement, UArizona acquires UAGC assets and now employs UAGC faculty, administrators and staff. The closing comes after the Arizona Board of Regents voted on June 15 to approve the acquisition.
"By bringing UAGC into the University of Arizona, we are able to ensure continued high-quality educational experiences for nearly 24,000 UAGC students across the country," said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins. "Our goal is to provide accessible degrees to current and future UAGC students, many of whom are nontraditional adult learners."
The University of Arizona is a top-50 public university, according to U.S. News & World Report, and a top-20 public research university, according to the National Science Foundation.
UAGC will continue to be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and use its Office of Postsecondary Education identification number and report data under its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System number. UAGC will also maintain its current admissions standards, separate from the University of Arizona. Paul Pastorek will continue in a leadership role for UAGC as a UArizona senior vice president. He will report to Robbins, who is responsible to ABOR for the academic, operational and financial performance of UAGC.
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