USAO, OCCC announce 2+2 agreements

Transfer agreements allow students to complete a bachelor’s degree seamlessly

    (Published: 12-08-17)

Deans from OCCC and USAO sign transfer agreements

Oklahoma City – Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) have partnered to make transferring a seamless endeavor for students wishing to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Faculty from both institutions have completed transfer agreements for 19 academic programs that will allow OCCC students to enroll directly into upper division courses at USAO, enabling them to complete their bachelor’s degree without the cost or worry of applying to another school.

“I am so pleased that USAO and OCCC have collaborated to provide students with an uninterrupted path to furthering their education,” said USAO President John Feaver. “We have found that students who come to USAO after completing their education at OCCC are well prepared to succeed at USAO. Over the last two years, our institutions have worked tirelessly to forge agreements that will benefit everyone involved, especially the students who will use their diverse educational experiences as a springboard for their future growth.”

In the fall of 2016, a collaborative production of Frank Langella’s “Cyrano” was the first fruit of these efforts. It offered students from both schools key opportunities for peer-teaching and teamwork. Katie Davis, professor of theatre arts at USAO, was one of the earliest champions of these inter-institutional agreements, working hard to develop a relationship with Brent Noel, professor of theatre arts at OCCC.

Transfer agreements between OCCC and USAO currently exist for the following academic programs: art, communication, English, music, theatre arts, early childhood education, elementary education, deaf education, economics, history, political science, public policy, psychology, sociology, business administration, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and biology.

“Transfer agreements such as our partnership with USAO provide students the opportunity to achieve their higher learning goals at an accelerated pace and to join the workforce quicker, with limited debt,” said OCCC President Jerry Steward. “Students have more options than ever before when selecting programs for earning a bachelor degree for their chosen career path and are fully equipped for the rigors of continued college coursework having already completed their associate degree at Oklahoma City Community College.”

OCCC has similar transfer agreements with the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma.

For more information about enrolling at OCCC, visit For more information on transferring to USAO, visit

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 60 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit