New Partnership Between Iowa Lakes Community College and Purdue University Global Benefits Students

Iowa Lakes Community College and Purdue University Global formalize a new partnership by signing a credit transfer agreement to provide Iowa Lakes students an opportunity to reach educational goals through coordinated transfer options. The articulation agreement signed on March 10, 2021, continues for five years with the potential for renewal.

“Purdue Global joins with Iowa Lakes Community College in a commitment to helping students achieve their higher education goals with a smooth transfer of credits,” Purdue Global Chancellor Frank Dooley said. “This commitment strongly supports the concept of seamless transfer that embraces the principle that transfer students should not be required to repeat courses for learning they have already demonstrated and achieved. We offer many options for obtaining a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree, and look forward to welcoming Iowa Lakes students to the Purdue family.”

Iowa Lakes students graduating with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or an Associate in Applied Science and a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or higher will be able to transfer community college coursework and credits directly into a bachelor’s degree program at Purdue University Global. Iowa Lakes associate degree graduates will be able to transfer to Purdue Global with a Junior status with guaranteed admission into Purdue University Global in their preferred area of study.

Most transfer pathways from Iowa Lakes to Purdue Global will apply at least 60 credits or more towards the total credits required to complete a bachelor’s degree. Iowa Lakes students transferring to Purdue University Global will receive a 20% tuition discount on Purdue Global undergraduate programs and a 14% discount on graduate programs.

“Iowa Lakes students have varying educational goals, and they may change at different points in their careers and lives.  Providing flexible options in a multitude of disciplines is key to assisting students in their journey,” explained Iowa Lakes Vice President of Administration Robert Leifeld. “This agreement with Purdue Global offers Iowa Lakes students an opportunity to continue towards advanced degrees full-time, part-time, or even remotely.  A mutual goal shared between our institutions: student success!”

Purdue Global offers more than 175 online programs with associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and certificates. Many programs from Iowa Lakes align with the Purdue Global offerings, including Aviation, Business, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Psychology, to name a few.

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Purdue Global is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Purdue University Global serves approximately 36,000 students online with a personalized online education where students may earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits, and other considerations. For more information, please visit

About Iowa Lakes Community College

Iowa Lakes Community College, a nonprofit, public community college accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, offers more than 60 nationally recognized degrees, certifications, and pre-professional programs.

Located in the beautiful Iowa Great Lakes Region, Iowa Lakes Community College serves a five-county area with campuses in Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer, and Spirit Lake. For more information, please visit

For more information, please contact the Iowa Lakes Marketing Office at 712-362-7947.