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Oct 28, 2013

Jackson State Offers Transfer Pathway to University of Phoenix

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Jackson State Community College has completed an articulation agreement with the University of Phoenix that will allow future graduates and those who have graduated within the last three years to transfer their credits and pursue a four-year degree. Additionally, Jackson State graduates will receive a tuition reduction of 5% from the University of Phoenix.

The University of Phoenix offers the option for community college graduates to seamlessly transfer up to 66 college credits to an approved degree program. There is also an option to take a prior learning assessment that can save time and money by converting past work experience to degree program credits.

There are several degree pathways offered between Jackson State and the University of Phoenix which include business, social sciences, natural sciences, criminal justice and humanities. Students who have earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science or other associates degree are eligible to apply.  Students interested in pursuing this option are encouraged to consult an enrollment advisor. More information on this program can be obtained at phoenix.edu/jscc.

Bobby Smith, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Jackson State states, “Jackson State is committed to making education accessible to anyone in its fourteen county service area. This agreement with the University of Phoenix provides our graduates with an accessible option to continue their education. Many of Jackson State’s students have jobs and families and are unable to make some of the concessions necessary to attend other schools. This partnership with the University of Phoenix is just one more way that we are helping provide viable opportunities to our students.”