Victoria College and Texas A&M-Kingsville team up to address a shortage in engineers

Both institutions met to discuss joint admission for students pursuing engineering degrees

VICTORIA, Texas – On May 17th, Victoria College and Texas A&M University Kingsville leaders met to sign a memo of understanding for joint admission for students pursuing engineering degrees.

The five-year agreement establishes a proactive educational partnership by offering engineering students joint admission and reverse transfer opportunities.

Leaders from both institutions cleared the way to provide Victoria College students an opportunity to obtain degrees in mechanical, chemical and electrical engineering by taking a combination of general education and lower-division engineering courses at Victoria College before they move on to Texas A&M-Kingsville to complete their upper-division work.

With this agreement, the Texas Workforce Commission estimates a 25% increase in engineering jobs over the next seven years.