Community and technical colleges play an important role in producing baccalaureate degree graduates in Washington State.
- About 41 percent of bachelor's degrees awarded each year go to students who started at community or technical colleges.
- Community and technical college transfers are well represented in business, science, engineering and education majors at universities in Washington.
- University branch campuses and off-campus programs are expanding access to baccalaureate degrees.
- Community and technical colleges open the door to baccalaureate degrees for thousands who might not otherwise go to a university.
Transfer Works Well
- There are many pathways for students completing an associate degree at a two-year college to transfer to a four-year college or university.
- Students who were preparing to transfer to four-year institutions accounted for 56,094 FTEs (38 percent) in 2008-09.
- In 2009, 57 students graduated with degrees from the first four pilot applied baccalaureate degree programs started in 2007 in the community and technical college system.
There are now eight applied baccalaureate degree programs offered:
- Bellevue College – Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiation and Imaging Sciences; and Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design
- Columbia Basin College – Bachelor of Applied Management
- Lake Washington Technical College – Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design
- Olympic College – Bachelor of Science Nursing
- Peninsula College – Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management
- Seattle Central Community College –Bachelor of Applied Behavioral Science
- South Seattle Community College – Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management
For more information about transfer contact your local two-year college.
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