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Graduates of the 13 Colorado Community College System Institutions Have Transfer Path to Antioch University for Online Bachelor's Degrees

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DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Graduates of the 13 Colorado Community College System (CCCS) institutions may transfer credits and coursework toward a bachelor's degree to Antioch University Connected (AU Connected), thanks to a new agreement between Antioch and CCCS.

Transfer for four-year degrees is a popular reason students disclose when they enroll at a CCCS college. With good reason, CCCS has guaranteed-transfer agreements with colleges and universities in Colorado in 26 degree-specific fields of study. Other agreements with colleges in Colorado and elsewhere offer transfer options in various disciplines, from Computer Information Systems to HVAC to Engineering to Veterinary Technology. And 125 individual courses in 34 subject areas also are guaranteed to transfer in Colorado.

Of this latest agreement, Felice Nudelman, chancellor of Antioch, said, "This is a creative and unique opportunity for students in Colorado who want to continue their education and are attracted to the unique values Antioch University – as an accredited nonprofit institution with a national reach – brings to our coursework and online degree programs. By creating a pathway that makes completing a bachelor's degree affordable and attainable, we're helping students achieve their educational goals while championing the university's commitment to diversity, social justice and career advancement."

AU Connected will accept all CCCS credits earned with the grade of "C" or better as part of an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, or Associate of General Studies degree toward the fulfillment of any of AU Connected's bachelor's degrees.

To make the pathway to a bachelor's degree even more seamless, AU Connected will pre-qualify students who have completed 30 semester credits with a grade of "C" or better. Upon completion of their associate degree, students receive full admission status without having to complete another application process.

"Our system has strategically committed itself to forging transformational partnerships that will remove the barriers to all levels of higher education," says CCCS President Nancy J. McCallin, Ph.D. "Efforts to increase access to higher education must provide students the ability to fit their education into their busy lives; this agreement does just that."

Antioch University, also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is based in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and offers full online bachelor's degree completion programs to adult learners across the country and around the world through AU Connected.

About Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state's largest system of higher education, with 13 colleges across Colorado serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS is a vital statewide pathway to individual achievement and economic vitality. Further, CCCS institutions provide an accessible, responsive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of educational, professional, and personal goals by our students and other members of our communities, and each fosters an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity, and innovation.

About Antioch University

Antioch University is an accredited, non-profit university and a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education that serves adult students around the world, online, and from its five campuses in four states, in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day by helping students realize their potential and achieve their educational goals through rigorous and responsive learning environment. Antioch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Learn more at antioch.edu.

Colorado Community College System
Joe Marquez, 303-906-7839
joe.marquez@cccs.edu

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