Lakeland News Posting

Lakeland adds BGSU to university partnership center

Re-Posted: July 31, 2018
Original Post Date: July 23, 2018

The Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College is adding Bowling Green State University (BGSU) to its list of partner schools providing bachelor's and master's degrees in Lake County. BGSU's eCampus will debut 18 new online programs this fall semester.

"Lakeland and Bowling Green State University are working together to make access to advanced degrees convenient and affordable for students in our community," said Lakeland President Morris W. Beverage Jr.

Three Bachelor of Science and eight graduate degree programs spanning a range of disciplines are now accepting registrations for fall. In addition to graduate degrees, seven graduate certificates and endorsements will also be available.

The bachelor's degree programs are allied health, management and technology, and quality systems.

Graduate options include a Master of Science degree in criminal justice and a Master of Education degree in several disciplines such as classroom technology, curriculum and teaching, reading, learning design, and special education (assistive technology, autism spectrum disorders, secondary transition/TTW).

The online courses will run for seven weeks, which allows students to focus on one or two classes at a time.

"This partnership between Bowling Green State University and Lakeland Community College provides yet another opportunity for working adults to have access to public higher education in a way that fits into their busy lives while providing them with the support to successfully advance their careers," said BGSU President Rodney Rogers.

Holden University Center partnership students earn their degree from the partner institution, the same as the students on the partners' main campus. In addition, partnership students, including those completing online programs, have access to all Lakeland campus services and amenities such as student support services, technology, career services, athletic and fitness center and child care.

Built in response to the community's request for accessibility to higher education, the Holden University Center has brought 22 bachelor's degree programs, 15 graduate degree programs, eight graduate certificates and endorsement and one doctoral program from 11 university partners: Bowling Green State University; Cleveland State University; Franklin University; Hiram College; John Carroll University; Kent State University; Lake Erie College; Notre Dame College; The University of Akron; Ursuline College; and Youngstown State University.

To learn more, call 440.525.7535, visit or attend an information session at an upcoming Holden University Night, held each last Wednesday of the month from 6-7 p.m., at the Holden University Center located on route 306 across from the Lakeland's main entrance.

By: Jessica Novak

Media Contact:
Kerry Jonke