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Associate Degree while in High School

This program offers Broken Arrow High School students the opportunity to graduate high school with a diploma and earn an associate degree from Tulsa Community College. Then, the student has the option to seamlessly transfer to Northeastern State University to complete a bachelor’s degree.

It is partnership between Broken Arrow Public Schools, TCC and NSU. The college courses will be taught by TCC faculty with a majority of the classes held on the NSUBA campus. Students will be “triple-enrolled,” allowing them access to writing labs, libraries, advising and other support services at TCC and NSU while also remaining part of their BAHS class and eligible for student activities.

Broken Arrow students will be identified to participate based on PSAT scores and those selected for the program will begin their college coursework during the summer. Participating students can earn up to 60 hours of college credit and complete a TCC Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts while also satisfying their high school graduation requirements. From start to finish, the Dual Credit to College Degree program will cost significantly less to complete an associate degree compared to enrolling directly after high school.

The program offers significant cost savings for students to complete a college degree. Research shows students who take college courses while still in high school are more likely to graduate high school and earn a college degree.

For more information, please contact Tisha MacDonald at trmacdonald@baschools.org or 918-449-6184.