Transfer Agreements

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 (2003-08).
  • 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

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.

Higher Earnings

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.

Graduation Success

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.

Fully Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredit all Wisconsin technical colleges. That’s the same authority that accredits the UW System schools.

Wisconsin's Technical Colleges 2013-2014 Guidebook

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