New Partnership Provides Additional Options to LCC Students

New LCC LOGOAntioch University and CCCS Partner to Provide Seamless Pathway to Higher Education

(Yellow Springs, Ohio)  Antioch University and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) have partnered to offer Colorado students a new way to continue their education and earn bachelors degrees through an articulation agreement between the two institutions. Students who earn an associates degree through one of Colorado Community College System’s 13 campuses, including Lamar Community College, may seamlessly transfer credits and coursework to Antioch University Connected (AU Connected), making higher education more affordable and attainable via online instruction for working adults pursuing additional educational and career opportunities.

“This agreement is a creative and unique opportunity for students in Colorado who want to continue their education and are attracted to the unique values Antioch University – as an accredited nonprofit institution with a national reach – brings to our coursework and online degree programs,” said Felice Nudelman, chancellor of Antioch University. “By creating a pathway that makes completing a bachelor’s degree affordable and attainable, we’re helping students achieve their educational goals while championing the University’s commitment to diversity, social justice and career advancement,” she said.

AU Connected will accept all Colorado Community College System credits earned with the grade of “C” or better as part of an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, or Associate of General Studies degree toward the fulfillment of any of AU Connected’s bachelor’s degrees. To make the pathway to a bachelor’s degree even more seamless, the AU Connected will pre-qualify students who have completed 30 semester credits with a grade of “C” or better.  Upon completion of their associate’s degree, students receive full admission status without having to complete another application process.

“Our system has strategically committed itself to forging transformational partnerships that will remove the barriers to all levels of higher education,” says CCCS President Nancy J. McCallin, Ph.D. “Efforts to increase access to higher education must provide students the ability to fit their education into their busy lives; this agreement does just that.”

The Colorado Community College System serves more than 150,000 students and includes the following institutions, which are public, two-year colleges accredited by the Higher Learning Commission offering academic certificates and associate’s degrees: Arapahoe Community College; Colorado Northwestern Community College; Community College of Aurora; Community College of Denver; Front Range Community College; Lamar Community College; Morgan Community College Northeastern Junior College; Otero Junior College; Pikes Peak Community College; Pueblo Community College; Red Rocks Community College; and Trinidad State Junior College. To learn more about the Colorado Community College System’s associate’s degree programs, visit

Antioch University, also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is based in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and offers 100% online bachelor’s degree completion programs to adult learners across the country and around the world through AU Connected. To learn more about AU Connected, please visit

About Antioch University
Antioch University, an accredited, non-profit university and a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education that serves adult students around the world, online and from its five campuses in four states in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day by helping students realize their potential and achieve their educational goals through rigorous and responsive learning environment. Antioch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Learn more at

About the Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) comprises the state’s largest system of higher education, with 13 colleges across Colorado serving more than 151,000 students annually. It oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions. CCCS is a vital statewide pathway to individual achievement and economic vitality. Further, CCCS institutions provide an accessible, responsive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of educational, professional and personal goals by our students and other members of our communities, and each fosters an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity and innovation.  For more information visit or follow CCCS on Twitter @goCCCS.

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