Carlow University partners with Westmoreland County Community College to further meet workforce needs in Westmoreland County

Contact: Sean McFarland, MA
Public Relations & Communications Manager, Carlow University
Phone: 412-260-6807

Contact: Pamela Hollick
Communications Coordinator, Westmoreland County Community College
Phone: 724-925-4089

Collaboration will allow students to save on tuition and provide a smoother transition to Carlow.

YOUNGWOOD, PA – Carlow University and Westmoreland County Community College, in partnership with the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark a continuing partnership between the schools to increase opportunities to meet the future workforce needs of the county and allow community college students to seamlessly transfer to Carlow.

Carlow and Westmoreland have a long-standing history dating back to 2005 when the institutions first signed an articulation agreement for the Early Childhood Education program allowing Westmoreland students to transfer their credits to Carlow seamlessly and enter with junior status.

With a new dual agreement in place, students can enroll at Westmoreland and Carlow simultaneously allowing them to save up to $7,740 by taking 12 credits at Carlow while enrolled at Westmoreland. The agreement allows students to be enrolled at the two institutions and complete their associate degree through Westmoreland and easily transfer to Carlow in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

“Westmoreland County Community College has assisted Westmoreland and surrounding counties in producing a highly skilled workforce,” said Dr. Tuesday Stanley, Westmoreland president. “In high-demand and family sustaining careers like healthcare, our students will be able to continue their education at Carlow while employed in our local hospitals and healthcare facilities.”

The aim of the new partnership is to broaden education accessibility, something core to the values of both Carlow University and Westmoreland County Community College.

“It’s vital that we continue to respond to the needs of the modern student in a cost-effective manner,” said Dr. Kathy W. Humphrey, President of Carlow University. “Through this pathway, we’re not only able to smooth the transition between achieving an associate’s and bachelor’s degree. This partnership is just the latest in a long line of cherished partnerships between Carlow University and Westmoreland County Community College.”

Thanks to this agreement, Westmoreland County Community College students will be able to take advantage of a physical Carlow University location on the Westmoreland campus. This satellite location will allow students a direct pathway to a Carlow bachelor’s degree without having to travel to University’s Oakland campus.

As Westmoreland has celebrated 50 years in the community in 2020, Carlow has been an active member of the Westmoreland community for 30 years, with both institutions bringing a combined 80 years of experience of offering higher education and workforce development opportunities to the county.

Carlow University at Westmoreland County Community College is located in the Business and Industry at the Youngwood Campus.

About Carlow University

Located in Oakland, the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district, Carlow University is a private, co-educational, Catholic university founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy. Offering an intimate, personable environment and faculty focused on teaching excellence and experiential learning, Carlow is known for its strong commitment to social justice, ethical forward-thinking leadership and meaningful services that make a positive impact in the community and beyond.

Carlow University is unique in serving babies to age three through its early childhood education center, children PreK to K-8 at its Campus Lab School, and students from high school to age 66 through its campus network and online educational offerings. From undergraduate degree programs to more than 50 graduate, doctoral and certificate programs, Carlow students graduate ready to meet today’s workforce demands for specialized knowledge and skills. Approximately, 98% of Carlow undergraduate alumni are enrolled in an advanced degree program or employed within six months of graduation.

About Westmoreland County Community College

Westmoreland County Community College enrolls approximately 4,000 students each fall and spring semester in career preparation and associate to baccalaureate degree transfer programs. Classes are conducted at the main campus in Youngwood, the Advanced Technology Center at RIDC-Westmoreland and education centers in Latrobe, Murrysville, New Kensington, Indiana and Uniontown, as well as online and remotely.

The college also offers short-term job training programs and personal enrichment courses through its Workforce and Continuing Education departments. The college operates the Public Safety Training Center that is home to the Police Academy and training for first responders such as firefighters, paramedics and EMTs.

Westmoreland is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit

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