Credit When It’s Due: Recognizing the Value of Quality Associate Degrees

Lumina Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, USA Funds and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are collaborating to support partnerships of community colleges/universities that significantly scale-up approaches to awarding associate degrees to the many students who transfer from community colleges to universities before receiving the associates degree when students demonstrate the learning required for the degree. This is an approach commonly known as “reverse transfer” or “transfer back.”