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Miami Dade College and the University of New Mexico Sign Articulation Agreement

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Miami, May 4, 2011 - Miami Dade College (MDC) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) recently forged an articulation agreement making it easier for MDC students to transfer to UNM’s Albuquerque, New Mexico campus, or complete bachelor and advanced degrees through distance education. The document was signed by MDC President Eduardo J. Padrón and UNM President David J. Schmidly.

Given both institutions’ commitment and track record of providing diverse populations with broad access to quality higher education, this partnership expands degree opportunities for more students. MDC students who complete an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or 60 transferable credit hours will have an opportunity to seamlessly transfer to UNM. Those with associate’s degrees will be admitted as juniors and awarded credit for all general education requirements at UNM. MDC students may also qualify for non-resident tuition waivers, making pursuit of an UMN degree more affordable.

As part of the agreement, MDC students who transfer to UNM are eligible for the Amigo Scholarships program, which reduces out-of-state tuition rate to resident level, and provides additional stipend. The current value of the scholarship is approximately $14,100 per year, plus a $200 stipend for undergraduate students.

The University of New Mexico, classified in the highest doctoral research category among universities, has hundreds of degrees available through its Main and Health Science Center campuses. UNM is home to many nationally ranked programs in medicine, engineering, business, law, education, fine arts, physical sciences, and the humanities. To learn more about UNM, please visit

Miami Dade College is the nation’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of more than 170,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of associate in arts and science degrees. The college’s seven campuses and two centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management and nursing. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs have served as national models of excellence. MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair International, Miami International Film Festival, the Cultura del Lobo performing arts series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a sculpture park and a large art gallery and theater system. MDC has served nearly 2,000,000 students since it opened its doors in 1960.

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