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Texas Tech, New Mexico Junior College sign transfer deal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Texas Tech University and New Mexico Junior College have signed a new agreement that officials say will make it easier for students to transfer.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the deal between the Lubbock, Texas, school and the Hobbs, New Mexico, college will allow New Mexico transfer students to qualify for Texas in-state tuition.

Another agreement will allow junior college students to feed into the animal science program at Texas Tech and eventually the new School of Veterinary Medicine.

Officials say Texas Tech will advise New Mexico Junior College students on courses they should take to make the transition "seamless."

The distance between Hobbs and Lubbock is about 110 miles (177 kilometers), less than a two-hour drive.

Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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