Iowa Wesleyan University and Southeastern Community College have voted to approve the creation of the Southeast Iowa Higher Education Alliance (SIHEA). This educational model between private and public institutions will benefit students in Southeast Iowa by offering a wide range of flexible and affordable educational options.
SIHEA will offer affordable academic pathways between IW and SCC, broadening the educational opportunities for students and increasing the talent pipeline for the regional workforce. Through this model a student could take college-level courses in high school and go on to complete an associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree all within the SIHEA system. Additionally, this alliance will offer collaborative programs, opportunities to share expenses, and participate in joint fundraising initiatives.
(Original story from Iowa Wesleyan University)