New streamlined option transfers associate’s degree credits to bachelor’s completion program
Yellow Springs, Ohio and San Antonio Texas – Students who have completed an associate’s degree at one of Alamo Colleges’ five institutions may now seamlessly transfer their credits into Antioch University’s bachelor’s degree program through its online learning arm Antioch University Connected (AUC). The partnership – which was recently formalized at a special ceremony in San Antonio–can significantly lower the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree because it reduces overlap of courses.
“This agreement offers Alamo Colleges’ students an additional opportunity to transfer into an excellent online program to earn a bachelor’s degree,” Alamo Colleges’ Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie said. “At the Alamo Colleges, we are constantly seeking new opportunities that allow our students to transfer easily to universities across the nation, in order to give them as many options for continued success as possible,” he added.
The agreement establishes a process between the two institutions that allows students from Alamo Colleges to transfer to AUC once they have completed their associate degree at Alamo Colleges, without loss of credits or duplication of coursework. Thanks to advanced technology and Antioch University’s personalized distance learning programs, students can access high quality courses and faculty across state lines. Along with its five campuses throughout the U.S., Antioch University, headquartered in Yellow Springs, Ohio, enrolls students around the world into its wide variety of majors and focal areas for online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
“An advanced degree opens doors not only for one’s career, but also broadens a person’s worldview while creating opportunities for their personal growth,” said Felice Nudelman, Antioch University’s chancellor. “Making college attainable for more people is a mutually beneficial endeavor for students and their communities, and we are grateful to be a resource for Texans pursuing higher education.”
Both Antioch University and Alamo Colleges have a track record of creating innovative and flexible partnership and programs to help make college more attainable. Recently, for example, Alamo Colleges created a training program for an international biotechnology firm relocating to Texas, while Antioch University launched a new concentration for healthcare professionals in its PhD in Leadership and Change program.
Enrollment for Alamo Colleges’ students to Antioch University Connected is rolling, as classes have many start dates during the year. To learn more about Antioch University, visit antioch.edu and online.antioch.edu. To learn more about Alamo Colleges, visit alamo.edu.
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 has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1927.
About Alamo Colleges
The Alamo Colleges serve the Bexar County community through their programs and services that help students succeed in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed in today’s world. Students are taught by highly qualified faculty with master’s and doctorate degrees dedicated to creating a learning centered environment. Student services include counseling, computer labs, tutoring, financial services, services for the disabled, developmental instruction, veteran’s services, and job placement. The five colleges — San Antonio (est. 1925), St. Philip’s (est. 1898), Palo Alto (est. 1985), Northeast Lakeview (est. 2007), and Northwest Vista (est. 1995) — offer associate degrees, certificates and licensures in occupational programs that prepare students for jobs, as well as arts and science courses that transfer to four-year colleges and universities and lead to AA and AS degrees.