2-year programs in 4-year schools


Embedded two-year programs




Programs where the students live and participate in the 4-year school but study at the community school.  Where transfer programs are available, this seems like a great option for the right student.


NOTE: NCAA rules may prohibit community college students from playing.


BOOKS cited with relevant information:

Lovejoy’s College Guide


Peterson’s Two-Year Colleges, 2008 - has a section on Associate degrees at 4-year colleges


Becker College - http://www.becker.edu (Worcester, MA)    Associates & Bachelors Programs


Bowling Green Community College of Western Kentucky University - www.bgcc.wku.edu at Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY

Open admissions policy - BGCC students live in WKU dorms  and can participate in all activities except NCAA sports.


Champlain College (phasing out? But UVM is across the road)


Colby Sawyer College - http://colby-sawyer.edu (New London, NH)


College of General Studies - www.bu.edu/academics/schools-colleges/cgs/index.html  at Boston University


The Community and Technical College at West Virginia Institute of Technology - http://ctc.wvutech.edu at West Virginia Institute of Technology  (Montgomery, WV)


Dean College - http://www.dean.edu (Franklin, MA)  Associate & Bachelor Degree Programs & continuing studies

(from the recommender - a two-year college which has a couple of four-year programs like Arts Management and Dance within their curriculum.)


Dona Ana Community College - http://dabcc.nmsu.edu at New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)

Open enrollment.  Live on campus just like the other kids.  Would need to purchase pass for athletic events.


Endicott College - www.endicott.edu  (Beverly, MA)


Evansville (art, HPER) - www.endicott.edu   (Evansville, IN)   Continuing Education, few associates


Fisher  - www.fisher.edu  (Boston, MA)   Continuing education certificate programs


Hillyer College - http://www.hartford.edu/hillyer/ at the University of Hartford (Hartford, CT)

Full participation in 4-year activities possible (recommend checking on NCAA sports though.)  Classes in a separate building.


Johnson and Wales University - http://www.jwu.edu Campuses in Providence, RI, Denver, CO, Charlotte, NC; North Miami, FL  "Upside-down" curriculum. Start out with associates, move to bachelors.


University of Kentucky - www.uky.edu Lexington, KY


Keystone College - www.keystone.edu  (La Plume, PA)  Certificates, Associates, and Bachelors


La Roche College - www.laroche.edu (Pittsburgh, PA)

Associates programs in radiologic technology program and nursing that are followed by bachelors degree programs.


Lock Haven University - www.lhup.edu  Lock Haven, PA (Penn State System)

Continuing and distance learning


Lyndon State (digital media) - http://www.lyndonstate.edu/   (Lydonville, VT)   8 associate degrees, bachelors, masters


U Maine - www.umaine.edu  (Orono, ME)


Marshall Community and Technical College - www.marshall.edu/ctc/   at Marshall University (Huntington, WV)


Mitchell College - www.mitchell.edu/flash_index.asp  (New London, CT)  offers both associates and bachelors degrees.  From their website, "For 25 years, Mitchell College had been a nationally recognized leader in providing academic support for students with diagnosed learning disabilities and those with untapped potential."


Murray State University Community College -


At Murray State University - Murray, KY


New Mexico State University - http://www.nmsu.edu/ (Las Cruces, NM)  Extended Learning program


New York ATC colleges - most now offer both 4- and 2-year programs.


New York Institute of Technology - http://www.nyit.edu/

    Campuses in: Old Westbury, NY; New York, NY; Central Islip, NY

    Certificates, associates, bachelors


Newbury College - http://www.newbury.edu  (Boston, MA)  Certificates, associates, bachelors -- Career relevant education


University of Nevada, Las Vegas - http://www.unlv.edu/  (Las Vegas, NE)

Community Outreach  With evidence of only high school graduation, non-admitted, non-degree seeking students can take up to 8 credits/semester and apply up to 24 credits to a degree (special application)


Northwood University - http://www.northwood.edu/fl/academics/degreesanddepartments in West Palm Beach, FL, Begin with an associates and move to Bachelors.

[from the recommender - Known mostly for its business and marketing programs.]


Oxford College (selective) (Oxford, GA) - http://www.emory.edu/OXFORD/ of Emory University (Atlanta, GA) (separate campuses)


Paul Smith's College, The College of the Adirondacks - http://www.paulsmiths.edu  (Saranac, NY)  Certificates, associates, bachelors, Continuing education


Pennsylvania College of Technology - http://www.pct.edu/ (Williamsport, PA)  Certificate, associate, and baccalaureate programs with an emphasis on technology.

"The College offers nationally recognized programs and maintains its commitment to hands-on, experiential learning." They seem to be able to take a variety of associate programs and move them into baccalaureate programs.


Point Park University - http://www.pointpark.edu/  (Pittsburgh, PA) offers (A.A.) and (A.S.) degrees, Bachelors, & Masters.  Admission requirements are the same for all applicants, regardless of degree target: 1200 (all 3 parts) 3.0 - 3.2 ave GPA, essays optional


Potomac State College of West Virginia University - http://www.potomacstatecollege.edu  On a separate campus at Keyser, WV  (Has brand-new dorm)


Rio Grande Community College - http://www.rio.edu/communitycollege/index.php at the University of Rio Grande  (Rio Grande, OH)

Community College offers reduced rates for in-state students.  University requires high school diploma or GED for admission, without minimum. Admission to one school is admission to both.


Rivier College - http://www.rivier.edu  A.A. Visual Arts & A.S. Nursing (evening classes)  (Nashua, NH)

Associates in Visual Arts and Nursing (evening nursing classes)


Shelton Community College - Shelton Bridge Program  With University of Alabama (both in Tuscaloosa, AL)  different colleges, different campuses


Southern New Hampshire - http://www.snhu.edu/ (Manchester, NH)  Offers certificate, associates, bachelors, and PhD programs


The College of Staten Island of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a senior college with associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as doctoral degrees in cooperation with the CUNY Graduate

Center. The college will open residence halls in 2010.


Stockbridge School - http://www.umass.edu/stockbridge/index.html  at University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA)  (Students can be involved in a broad range of activities, including

clubs, intramural sports and residential activities.)


Thompson School - http://www.thompsonschool.unh.edu/ at the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)

14 specializations and diploma programs, no transfer associates   Need to verify ability to transfer into programs at U. of NH.  May not happen.


Unity College - http://www.unity.edu/  (Unity, ME)   The Environmental College, Associate and Bachelor programs


Vincennes University - http://www.vinu.edu/cms/opencms/   Vincennes, IN (all 2-year but atmosphere is regular collegiate)  Associate Programs only




Bard College at Simon's Rock - http://simons-rock.edu/  (Great Barrington, MA) an early college: enrolls students after they have completed the 10th or 11th grade of High School.


Several schools have one year "conditional admit" programs, where the student needs to achieve a certain GPA and then can be in the regular classes. - These are: LIU-CW Post, Rider University, Adelphi University, and Fairleigh Dickinson. Typically they look for a 2.5 but have been known to go lower if other factors are more positive. CW Post, for example, requires two of the following: either a 3.0 or a 440 Math or a 480 Verbal.


Transitional Year Program (TYP) at Brandeis University

--The Transitional Year Program (TYP) is part of the Office of Academic Services at Brandeis University and admits 20 outstanding students in a year-long academic program. Students selected have talents and native skills that exceed the resources available in their home communities to cultivate them.


This was list initially compiled by Kathleen Ishii at W.T. Woodson HS in Fairfax, VA in December of 2007.