Benefits of Degree Completion
Finishing your associate degree before transferring from Tri-C® can increase your likelihood of earning a bachelor’s degree and save you time and money.
Prepare for Success
Did you know that Tri-C students who earn an associate degree prior to transferring to a four-year institution are nearly 60% more likely to graduate with a bachelor’s degree? Source.
Nationally, 64% of associate degree graduates go on to attend four-year schools.* In Ohio, these transfer students are twice as likely to complete their bachelor’s degree if they attend a four-year school within the region.** This makes Tri-C’s regional university partnerships a perfect pathway toward bachelor’s degree completion.
|Bachelor's Earned***||Associate Earned||Associate Not Earned|
|Within Six Years||48%||35%|
|Within 10 Years||72%||56%|
*National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Snapshot Report, Summer 2016 (2009-10)
**Ohio Department of Higher Education, September 2016 report (2008-09)
***Community College Research Center (Jenkins & Fink, 2016). (Shapiro et al., 2013)
Save Time and Money
Following an articulation agreement or transfer pathway can ensure that your associate degree credits count toward a bachelor’s degree. Meeting with a Tri-C counselor, a campus transfer specialist and representatives from four-year institutions will help you plan for degree completion and ensure the best use of your time and money.
Make a Tri-C associate degree part of an efficient, affordable path toward bachelor’s degree completion!
Tuition Comparison 2018-2019 (Tuition and Fees Only)
|Institution||Annual Tuition (12 hours per semester over two semesters)||Tuition Cost (Over four years to earn bachelor's)||Tuition Cost (Two years to associate + Two years to bachelor's)||Cost Savings of 2+2|
|Cuyahoga Community College||$2,748||NA||NA||NA|
|Cleveland State University||$10,386||$41,544||$26,268||$15,276|
|Kent State University||$10,756||$43,024||$27,008||$16,016|
|The University of Akron||$11,846||$47,384||$29,188||$18,196|
|Baldwin Wallace university||$32,586||$130,344||$70,668||$59,676|
|Case Western Reserve university||$48,604||$194,416||$102,704||$91,712|
Tri-C rates include Cuyahoga County residents. Other schools' rates are for Ohio residents. All rates are for tuition only.