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Tech partners with Van Wert, Ohio-based Northwest State Community College

December 21, 2023

Indiana Tech and Northwest State Community College of Van Wert, Ohio, have partnered to offer five distinct articulation agreements that will benefit current and future students of both schools. Starting immediately, graduates from Northwest State may transfer up to 66 college credits and be eligible for admission with junior standing to Indiana Tech. Articulation agreements such as this help students by simplifying the transfer process from a community college to the four-year university of their choice, especially when a student’s decision crosses state lines.

The agreements will help students interested in earning a Bachelor of Science from Indiana Tech in criminal justice, human services, data analytics, quality management or business administration. Northwest State representatives feel the proximity between Fort Wayne and its new Van Wert campus (36 miles) will strengthen educational opportunities for all our students, particularly those who live in the Ohio counties of Paulding and Van Wert.

Indiana Tech’s Vice President for Enrollment Management, Dr. Steve Herendeen, commented, “Accessible and affordable education that prepares students for career success have long been the top priorities for both Indiana Tech and Northwest State. We are excited for this partnership because it will effectively help more students earn associate and bachelor’s degrees that equip them with the knowledge, skills and credentials required in these degree fields. This agreement takes our shared commitment to students to an even higher level—those who earn a degree at Northwest State Community College are guaranteed to have all of their credits transfer to Indiana Tech and easily move towards completion of their bachelor’s degrees.”

Northwest State Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served northwest Ohio since 1969. It offers associate degrees with numerous transfer options, short-term certificate programs and workforce training programs designed to meet the needs of local businesses and industries. For more information, visit or email Dr. Jon Tomlinson, dean of the Van Wert Campus for Northwest State, at