TCC and OSU Partner for Transfer Students

December 16, 2014

Tulsa Community College and Oklahoma State University today announced a partnership to help more students move from A to B – an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree – between the two institutions.

OSU President Burns Hargis, OSU Tulsa President Howard Barnett and TCC President Leigh B. Goodson took part in a signing ceremony to establish nearly 20 new paths so students can complete an associate degree at TCC and transfer their credits to OSU to complete a bachelor’s degree.

“Our mission is to provide access to affordable education and help students reach their education goals,” said TCC President & CEO Leigh B. Goodson, Ph.D. “This partnership ensures TCC students can easily transfer directly into a bachelor’s degree in the designated academic programs. No wasted time or money and it’s a great example of two institutions working together to support student success.”

The transfer agreement between OSU and TCC involves nearly 20 new articulated degree programs including Applied Sociology, Business Administration/Management, Computer Information Systems/Computer Science, Geology, Political Science and Sociology.

These will be added to the 19 existing programs between TCC and OSU in Tulsa. This partnership increases access to affordable public higher education in the state and could boost the number of transfer students who complete a bachelor’s degree. Each year, approximately 600 TCC students transfer to OSU.

“We have worked for many years to help TCC students complete bachelor degrees at OSU,” said OSU President Burns Hargis. “In fact, TCC is OSU’s number one feeder school. We’re pleased to strengthen our partnership with TCC and work together to help more students achieve their educational goals.”

In addition to the A to B (associate to bachelor’s degree) agreements, TCC will participate in the OSU Reverse Transfer Initiative, a statewide collaboration with public community colleges. This initiative helps students to complete an associate degree from TCC while continuing to complete their bachelor’s degree. Students benefit by earning an academic credential without extra work or expense. In addition, the associate degree may satisfy general education requirements which could reduce the number of credit hours for a bachelor’s degree. To qualify for reverse transfer, students must have earned 15 credit hours at TCC and be enrolled at a regional or comprehensive university.

The new TCC and OSU transfer agreements involve the following degrees.

  • TCC A.A. in Sociology to OSU B.A. in Applied Sociology
  • TCC A.A. in Sociology to OSU B.S. in Applied Sociology
  • TCC A.S. in Business Administration to OSU B.S.B.A. in General Business
  • TCC A.S. in Business Administration to OSU B.S.B.A. in Management
  • TCC A.S. in Business Administration to OSU B.S.B.A. in Management/Sports Management
  • TCC A.S. in Business Administration to OSU B.S.B.A. in Management/Human Resources Management
  • TCC A.S. in Computer Information Systems to OSU B.S. in Computer Science
  • TCC A.S. in Geology to OSU B.S. in Geology
  • TCC A.A. in Political Science to OSU B.A. in Political Science
  • TCC A.A. in Political Science to OSU B.S. in Political Science
  • TCC A.A. in Psychology to OSU B.A. in Psychology
  • TCC A.A. in Psychology to OSU B.S. in Psychology
  • TCC A.A. in Sociology to OSU B.A. in Sociology
  • TCC A.A. in Sociology to OSU B.S. in Sociology

Find additional information at TCC’s University Transfer Information webpage.