The University of Toledo, all set to offer 4-year degree course at Schoolcraft College in suburban Detroit, officials said.
The move is the next step in a campaign by the Ohio School to get Michigan students to consider it for education.
"Blur the line between Michigan and Ohio," says Lloyd Jacobs, President of University of Toledo. " We've been very interested in students from Michigan for a number of years. We've a common economic basis. We've a common culture," Jacobs added.
After this agreement, University of Toledo School will be in direct competition with the University of Michigan's Dearborn Campus and Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti as usually, students take transfer to these two universities Schoolcraft College.
Under the partnership, Detroit-based Wayne State University also will offer four-year programs at Schoolcraft College's campus in Livonia. The University of Toledo plans to offer in-state tuition rate for the classes, roughly 50% less than the price for its out-of-state tuition.
"This is an opportunity for students to get everything from an associate degree to a possible master's degree right here in Livonia," says Schoolcraft College President Conway A. Jeffress.
The University of Toledo and Wayne State University plan to hold classes in a building on the edge of Schoolcraft's Livonia Campus. Under plans from the schools, degrees in business, nursing, engineering, criminal justice will be offered at the start.