In 2004, we became one of the first American institutions to join the Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program (one year in China, plus two years in the United States, plus one year in China).
Formerly known as the US-China 1+2+1 Joint Degree Program, CHEPD stands for Cooperation on Higher Education and Professional Development. As part of this initiative, Ball State has partnered with 63 participating Chinese universities to offer dual degrees in selected fields.
The program brings a select group of talented international students to Ball State and has served as a catalyst for a growing list of other collaborations between ourselves and our partner universities in China.
How 1+2+1 Works
Traditionally, CHEPD students begin their studies in their Chinese universities and apply in the spring of their freshman year to come to the United States.
Students then spend two years studying at Ball State.
Finally, they return to China for one, final semester or year at their home university.
Upon completing all requirements, students receive a bachelor’s degree from each university.
Sponsors and Partners
Initiated in 2001, the Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program operates under the auspices of, and with the support of, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE).
The program involves 107 Chinese universities and 25 American universities, and it is among the largest U.S.-China collaborations in the education field.