Degree Partnership Program

An efficient, affordable path to a college degree


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A college degree is as valuable as your time and money. That’s why Johnson County Community College and the University of Kansas offer a collaborative degree partnership that provides an efficient and affordable higher education learning opportunity. 

The Degree Partnership Program simultaneously provides the best values and experiences from JCCC and KU. You can enroll at JCCC and KU in the same semester. This “transfer community” helps you do more than dream of your college degree. Collaboration and shared experiences make it happen.

Steps to success

Begin the college experience at JCCC with an associate degree. Continue your success at KU to earn a bachelor’s degree. In the end, you will be job ready and college educated — two degrees in as little as four years. Here are the initial steps to get you started:

  • Register for the program (PDF form)
  • Meet with a JCCC counselor and KU advisor, preferably one from your major
  • Explore class offerings and, if you haven't already, familiarize yourself with JCCC and the KU campuses in Lawrence and Overland Park

Benefits for you

We keep you focused on not one, but two college diplomas

  • Enroll in core classes at community college tuition levels, saving much of the cost of university tuition.
  • Experience a seamless transfer process.
    • Ongoing, joint JCCC counseling and KU advising
    • Automatic exchange of transcripts
    • Coordinated financial aid
  • Interact with quality instructors and enjoy small class sizes while transitioning between high school and college
  • Establish life-long mentoring relationships with JCCC and KU professors
  • Lock in one academic catalog as you work toward two-year and four-year degrees
  • Take upper level and program-specific classes while meeting core curriculum requirements
  • Receive student services at JCCC and the KU campuses in Lawrence and Overland Park:
    • Resource centers
    • Tutors
    • Career development support
  • Explore engagement and campus life opportunities at JCCC and the KU campuses in Lawrence and Overland Park:
    • Program-specific lectures
    • Internships
    • Study abroad options
    • Leadership opportunities

This low-cost, high-value transfer pathway, helps you carry forward your rewarding experience from JCCC to KU for continued success.