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INDIANAPOLIS â€” Western Governors University Indiana has selected Steel Dynamics, Inc. as the first northern Indiana employer to promote bachelorâ€™s and masterâ€™s degrees from the stateâ€™s nonprofit, online university.
The announcement pairs Indianaâ€™s eighth state university with the nationâ€™s fifth-largest steel company, which has a division in Columbia City.
â€śSteel Dynamics is home to 6,500-plus associates, many of whom will be served by our partnership with WGU Indiana,â€ť said Steel Dynamics President and CEO Mark Millett.
â€śWe believe in encouraging and rewarding initiative and achievement. With this new partnership, our employees will have even greater opportunities to pursue their goals.â€ť
According to a press release, WGU Indiana offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in four high-demand career fields â€“ Business, Information Technology, Education and Health Professions, including Nursing.
Its flat-rate tuition provides affordable access to a high-quality college education for approximately $6,000 per year.
The partnership with Steel Dynamics will focus on curriculum in the Business and Information Technology fields.