Johnson College & Marywood University Sign Articulation Agreement

L-R: Kellyn Williams, Chief Academic Officer; Bill Burke, Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs; Katie Leonard, Ed.D., President & CEO; Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president of Marywood University; Susan C. Turell, Ph.D., provost of Marywood University; Ann Boland-Chase, M.A., C.M.F.C., vice president for enrollment services and student success

Scranton, PA – January 21, 2020 – Johnson College and Marywood University signed an articulation agreement on Tuesday, January 21st at 1:30 P.M. in the Health Science Center at Johnson College. This agreement is the first of its kind between the two institutions. It will provide students with the opportunity to complete a two-year degree at Johnson College and then transition into Marywood University to complete a bachelor’s degree or transfer credits and continue their education through an articulation. The agreements allow for the following admission opportunities:

  • Graduates of Johnson College’s Associate of Science in computer information technology can transfer into Marywood University’s Bachelor of Science in computer science or Bachelor of Science information security;
  • Graduates of Johnson College’s Associate of Science in veterinary technology can transfer into Marywood University’s Bachelor of Science in biology.

Students transferring into Marywood’s programs must meet minimum cumulative grade-point average requirements and satisfy all other transfer requirements. All agreements become effective in the winter of 2020. Johnson College is currently enrolling for all associate degree programs related to the agreements.

“Establishing this with Marywood University is another way that Johnson College partners to serve the community. Creating a pathway for our students to a bachelor’s degree ensures that they have the opportunity to stack their credentials as a way to advance in their career. The administration at Marywood University have similar goals – they want to admit our students who have a great educational foundation to build upon.” said Katie Leonard, President & CEO of Johnson College.

Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., President of Marywood University said, “All of our regional institutions of higher education have the same goal in mind–to do what’s best for our students in order for them to realize their dreams. This collaboration speaks of our desire to help our students identify their passions and turn them into purposeful lives. Working together is always a win-win.”

Johnson College provides real-world, hands-on learning in a caring environment and prepares graduates to enter into or advance in their careers. Johnson College was founded in 1912, and is the region’s premier technical college, offering associate degrees in 14 programs. An emphasis on hands-on instruction is supported by a low student-to-teacher ratio. Located in Scranton on a 44-acre campus, Johnson is an accredited, private, non-profit, co-educational institution with a strong tradition of working with regional business and industry to ensure a skilled and qualified workforce. For additional information on Johnson College, please call 1-800-2-WE-WORK, email, or visit

Marywood University prepares students to have a positive impact on society at regional and global levels while providing each student with the foundation for success in an interdependent world. Marywood University is co-educational, comprehensive, residential, and Catholic. Founded in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the University serves men and women from a variety of backgrounds and religions. The University enrolls more than 2,500 students in an array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Committed to enriching human lives through ethical and religious values and a tradition of service and motivated by a pioneering, progressive spirit, Marywood provides a framework for educational excellence that enables students to develop fully as persons and to master professional and leadership skills necessary for meeting human needs.

Johnson College Announces 2020-2021 Tuition Freeze

Fall 2020 students are guaranteed two years at the same tuition rate

Scranton, PA – January 14, 2020 – After achieving record-setting enrollment this fall, Johnson College is announcing that tuition for 2020-2021 will not increase. The $17,700 annual tuition cost set for fall 2019 will freeze for the upcoming year. Freshmen will carry this same cost into year two of their studies.

Dr. Katie Leonard, President & CEO, is proud of Johnson College’s ability to alleviate student debt burden. She shared, “Record-setting enrollment and smart fiscal management have led directly to this tuition freeze and our overall level of affordability for students.” 

Dr. Leonard cites the College’s high, in-field placement rate, as a key reason students choose to attend the College in North Scranton. Johnson College programs are in such high demand that many students have job offers before graduation. Dr. Leonard said, “The relationship the College has with industry partners is unlike any other. Industry calls and we answer. They guide our curriculum to ensure that our students become the talented employees filling their workforce needs.”

The tuition freeze will increase students’ return on investment. Dr. Leonard shared, “Johnson College provides an opportunity for students to earn an affordable degree in just two years, acquiring less debt. Because of their valued skill sets, students are hired very quickly, leading to faster earnings growth, making their Johnson College education even more valuable.” A recent Georgetown University study reported that two-year college degrees and certificates have a higher return on investment within ten years after enrollment compared to four-year degrees from private and public colleges.

Between 94% and 97% of Johnson College students receive some type of financial aid. 

Spring 2020 classes are enrolling now for a January 21st start. The Fall 2020 semester begins on August 31, 2020.