TCC, RSU Partner for Seamless Transfers

ARTICULATION SIGNINGS: RSU President Larry Rice and TCC CEO Leigh B. Goodson sign the articulation agreement between the two institutions that will make it easier for students to earn their associate’s degree at one institution and then transfer to complete their bachelor’s degree at the other.

Courtesy TCC

Tulsa Community College and Rogers State University are joining together to make it easier for students to earn their associate’s degree at one institution and then transfer to complete their bachelor’s degree at the other.

The framework for the articulation agreements between the two institutions was signed Sept. 3 by President and Leigh B. Goodson and President Larry Rice during a ceremony held at the Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity at the Metro Campus.

“TCC’s mission is to provide innovative, flexible and affordable public higher education and this new partnership with allows us to extend our mission throughout a student’s entire college experience,” said President & Leigh B. Goodson, Ph. D. “In 2013, of all the students who attended and then transferred to an in-state four-year institution, 12 percent picked to continue with their bachelor’s degree.”

Goodson also noted that ranks 24th in the nation in the number of associate’s degrees it awards among nearly 1,100 community colleges.

To start, the institutions have identified 10 associate’s to bachelor’s degree paths, including many unique to the Tulsa market. Academic officials at both institutions are examining other degree programs that can be included in the near future.Degree fields included as part of this articulation agreement are accounting, biology, business administration, environmental science, health and human performance, history, nutritional science, political science, pre-professional sciences, and sport management.

“We are honored to partner with to expand options for their students while allowing students to stay close to home while completing their education,” Rice said. “As the only public, residential four-year university in the Tulsa metro area, provides a unique value proposition in the local market. We are a short drive from Tulsa, which allows students to complete their degrees either living on campus or by commuting from Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso or other nearby communities.”
Rice also noted that RSU’s tuition was recognized last year by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top 10 lowest, in-state tuition rates.

Scholarships and financial aid packages are available at Rogers State to help students pay for their schooling, including scholarships specific to transfer students. As a result of these scholarships and financial aid, more than a third of RSU’s graduates in 2013 were able to earn their bachelor’s degrees without taking a student loan.

For more information, contact Call 2000 at 918-595-2000 or the Office of Admissions at 918-343-7546 or

Updated 10-25-2014

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