Transfer partnerships allow students to continue education after earning an associate's degree

Transfer partnerships allow students to continue education after earning an associate's degree
Transfer partnerships allow students to continue education after earning an associate's degree

Thanks to a growing number of transfer partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions, more students are able to seamlessly continue their education after earning an associate's degree.

For example, one community college in Salt Lake City, Utah, signed an agreement with a traditional college in North Dakota that would allow students to transfer their associate's degree credits in order to earn a bachelor's degree through online coursework.

The source reports that this partnership was designed to appeal to students who had earned a technical credential but wanted to complete a higher level of education in the same area of study.

"This articulation agreement allows students to transition seamlessly from their technical program at [the Utah-based community college] into our [bachelor's] in energy management," said Drake Carter, the provost of the North Dakota-based college. "Graduates of the [bachelor's program] are set to move into managerial positions on the next rung of the career ladder."

According to the New York Times, approximately 33 percent of all students enrolled in two- or four-year degree programs transfer to a different college or university at some point during their academic career.

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