Transfers Within Systems
- Wisconsin’s technical colleges are leading the expansion of degree holders in
our state by developing program-to-program partnerships with four-year public
and private colleges and universities. This makes the associate degree
increasingly accepted and widely used to access bachelor degree programs.
- There are nearly 1,100 program-to-program transfer agreements between the
technical colleges and the UW System four-year universities.
- Wisconsin’s technical colleges are the only institution of higher education
to provide five straight years of student transfer increases into the UW System
- The number of four-year degree holders transferring into technical colleges has grown 30 percent in the last decade, with as many as 34,000 bachelor degree holders enrolled in a technical college in 2011.
News on Transfer Agreements
- Strich, WCTC form credit transfer partnership - March 25, 2014
- Some WCTC grads getting full credit in Concordia bachelor's programs - October 14, 2013
- New agreement means more Gateway students can transfer to UW-Parkside - September 26, 2013
- Upper Iowa University and WCTC sign articulation agreement - August 6, 2103
- UWP, SWTC, Nicolet College reach transfer agreement - July 16, 2013
- Madison College, UW-Whitewater to sign business, communications articulation agreements - April 23, 2013
- UW-Parkside, Gateway expand dual enrollment - January 6, 2013
- UWO, FVTC collaborate on new aviation management emphasis - July 10, 2012
- Marian and FVTC sign articulation agreement - April 17, 2012
- New credit transfer agreement for Chippewa Valley Technical College graduates - January 23, 2012
- Agreement Paves Way for Ag Careers - August 2011
- Deal lets NTC students transfer to UW-Green Bay - April 22, 1011
- NTC, UWSP sign degree transfer deals - November 29, 2010
- Culinary Arts credits transfer from Nicolet College to UW-Stout - November 11, 2010
- Mount Mary, WCTC enter transfer agreement - July 9, 2010
- UWSP signs cooperative learning agreement with tech colleges for early childhood degree - June 24, 2010
- UW-RF to Partner with NTC to Provide Dairy Science Education - May 12, 2010
- Gateway, Mount Mary sign transfer agreement - December 10, 2009
A New Type of “Graduate” Degree
Over 10,000 people who hold bachelor’s degrees from four-year colleges and universities are enrolled in programs at the 16 Wisconsin technical colleges and over 35,000 people with bachelor’s degrees are taking individual courses at the colleges.
A recently conducted Florida study showed that new four-year graduates who also hold an associate’s degree earned over $2,000 a year more, on average, than students who had taken the traditional four-year college track.
Studies by the American Association of Community Colleges show students transferring from a community college to a four-year university are more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than students who begin their education at the four-year university – because of the high drop out rate of freshmen at the four-year university.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredit all Wisconsin technical colleges. That’s the same authority that accredits the UW System schools.