Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education for career-motivated students, and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the state’s largest system of higher education, have signed an articulation agreement that expands educational opportunities for the more than 128,000 CCCS students who desire a bachelor’s degree.

CCCS students who earn select associate degrees are eligible to transfer credits earned to corresponding bachelor’s degree programs at CTU. For example, a student who earns an associate of applied science in criminal justice from a CCCS school can transfer a maximum of 90 quarter hours of credit towards a CTU bachelor of science in criminal justice. Under this agreement, students granted admission into an eligible degree program will be classified as juniors at CTU. A complete list of transfer programs and guidelines is available by calling 1-800-229-2040 and speaking with a CTU admissions advisor.

The agreement also provides a tuition grant for eligible community college students who enroll in select CTU bachelor’s degree programs. Students who are admitted and enrolled in a qualified degree program through a CTU Colorado-based ground campus, including campuses in Denver, Westminster, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, will be eligible for a 30 percent tuition grant for their junior year and a 20 percent tuition grant for their senior year. The agreement also includes a 5 percent tuition grant for eligible students who are admitted and enrolled in a qualified CTU Online bachelor’s degree program for their junior and senior years. CTU Online degree programs make higher education accessible anytime and anywhere.

“We are proud to partner with CCCS in providing eligible Colorado community college students with an opportunity to continue their education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree at CTU at a reduced cost and in less time than it would take at other universities where their credits may not transfer as easily,” said Dr. Wallace Pond, chief executive officer for CTU. “The agreement reinforces our commitment to provide students with the industry-relevant courses and skills they need to prepare for today’s marketplace demands and advance in their professions.”