Casper College Students Can Easily Transition to Bachelor of Science Degrees at University of Phoenix Under New Agreement

Casper College Students Can Easily Transition to Bachelor of Science Degrees at University of Phoenix Under New Agreement

University of Phoenix has made it easier for community college students to transition into higher education degree programs through a new academic alliance with Casper College, a community college in Casper, Wyoming with over 4,500 enrolled students. Under the new agreement, students attending Casper College can enroll simultaneously in a degree program at University of Phoenix, fast-tracking their degrees and hastening the time and money needed to embark on the next phase of their career. Available degree programs under the arrangement include the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Management and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management.

The agreement provides new opportunities for Casper College students to earn degrees in several in-demand industries, said University of Phoenix Provost John Woods, adding: “Our goal is to collaborate with community colleges and help busy working adult students make more efficient use of their studies, time and money to gain the degree they seek for their chosen career path.”

For nursing students, the agreement has an added incentive, as the University has agreed to further reduce costs by waiving the tuition of every sixth course in the RN to Bachelor of Science Nursing degree program for qualified students.

University of Phoenix Has Close Ties to Community Colleges

The arrangement with Casper College is the one of many steps University of Phoenix has taken to strengthen ties to community colleges and support the educational and career aspirations of community college students through special programs, reduced costs and scholarship opportunities.

Earlier this year, the University announced an alliance with State Center Community College District (SCCCD) called the 3+1 Transfer Pathway Program. This allows students and employees of SCCCD to take general course requirements at one of the SCCCD community colleges for three years and then transfer up to 87 credits to University of Phoenix for their final year. Under the arrangement, students would need just 33 additional credits to complete one of several available Bachelor of Science degree programs from University of Phoenix.

Easing Tuition Costs for University of Phoenix Transfer Students

There are numerous reasons for students to begin their higher education journeys at community colleges. They are local, provide night classes and offer lower costs, and community colleges allow working adults to get a feel for different career pathways before committing to a four-year program. University of Phoenix is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of working adults looking to further their degrees and enhance their careers and has put resources in place to make the transition from community college to undergraduate program easy and maximize available credits. The University secures transcripts on behalf of students, offers academic advising to help students select the best degree program for their needs and reviews prior credits to make sure that each student receives the maximum in credit transfers.

Those who attend community college are often looking to keep college costs under control. University of Phoenix has several financial incentives to make transferring to a four-year degree program affordable including a Transfer Student Scholarship and lower tuition rates for transfer students. The scholarship awards $3,000 to qualifying new students with at least 13-60 combined transfer credits who pursue a bachelor’s degree at University of Phoenix. In order to qualify, these transfer students must be enrolled and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. The University also offers a special locked-in community college rate to students who transfer from a community college, saving them $144 on every three-credit course.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is committed to advancing the educational goals of adult and nontraditional learners and to providing maximum support for transfer students to reach their goals affordably. The University offers several associate degree options for high school graduates looking to enhance their careers in fields including criminal justice, business, information technology and cybersecurity. Through the 3+1 Transfer Pathway Program, students with an associate degree from a number of participating community colleges can also transfer up to 87 credits toward a bachelor’s degree at University of Phoenix in health management, information technology, management and nursing.

Flexible schedules with multiple start dates give working adults the opportunity to complete their degree program without putting their lives on hold, and University of Phoenix offers numerous scholarship opportunities, online learning, career-guided degree programs and a Career Services for Life® commitment to active students and graduates to help them more effectively pursue career aspirations while balancing their busy lives. For more information, visit

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