ERIC Number: ED369449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May-9
Reference Count: N/A
Survey on the Transferability of Associate's Degree to Four-Year Institutions.
Rubi, David C.
In January 1994, the Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges (ASBDCC) conducted a survey of state four-year systems nationwide to determine the existence of standards regarding the transferability of associate degrees and associate degree students' academic standing at receiving four-year institutions. Questionnaires were mailed to the four-year systems in 49 states, with responses being received from 41 systems. Major findings included the following: (1) 22 of the responding states indicated that they had an arrangement or policy allowing for the transfer of the associate degree; (2) in these states, 13 stated that the standards were mandated by state boards, 4 that they were mandated by the legislature, and 5 that they were voluntary; (3) of the 41 responding states, 7 indicated that the associate degree satisfied general studies requirements, while 19 stated that it lead to some form of junior class standing at the four-year institution; and (4) responses varied widely with respect to the maximum number of credit hours that may be transferred from a community college, ranging from 54 to no maximum. Based on these findings, a 1993 recommendation by the ASBDCC's Task Force on Enrollment Growth that associate degree holders from the state's community colleges be guaranteed admission to a state public university as upper-division students was found to be consistent with national practice. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona