Jewell announces True Transfer program for KC-area community college students


William Jewell College is making the transfer process easy for students from local community colleges. 

Students who earn an associate’s degree in certain programs from one of three metro Kansas City community colleges will have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree from Jewell in two years. The True Transfer program offers not only a two-year guarantee, but also a set, reduced annual cost for transfers from Kansas City Kansas Community College, Metropolitan Community College and Johnson County Community College. 

The tuition for True Transfer is meant to simplify a student’s costs to attend Jewell. The annual tuition varies by program and is 50-60 percent less than Jewell’s standard annual tuition. On-campus living is not required, but students can opt in to take advantage of a traditional residential experience. 

“We want students at the KC-area community colleges to know they belong at Jewell. By qualifying for this program, they have, in essence, earned what has typically been delivered through scholarship considerations,” said Eric Blair, ’01, Jewell’s vice president of enrollment and marketing. “Now we are making it simple, offering the best tuition rate we can for any student who successfully completes a degree at KCKCC, JCCC or MCC.”

The eight degree programs include communication, English, history, nonprofit leadership, psychological science, accounting, business administration and economics. True Transfer students can not only finish their bachelor’s degree close to home, but can also take advantage of Jewell’s 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and the 99.1 percent placement rate for jobs and graduate school.

“I am glad to support the Jewell True Transfer program and believe it provides another opportunity for KCKCC students to continue their education to the baccalaureate level and even further,” said Dr. Greg Mosier, KCKCC president.

“This model answers the biggest questions for our students upon earning their associate’s degrees: Where can I transfer? How long will it take? How much will it cost?” said Dr. Caron Daugherty, MCC vice chancellor of instruction. “This model responds and is truly seamless and simple.”

“Jewell has worked with us to produce a creative approach that will benefit our students,” said Cathy Almai-Mahurin, JCCC program director of career and transfer services. “We can envision our students not only recognizing this opportunity, but also seizing it.” 

For more information on the True Transfer program, visit or contact Gina Mumpower-Turner at 816-415-5047.