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Most AA Graduates Pursue Baccalaureate Degrees, but Many Lack Information About Articulation Policies, Report No. 10-01, January 2010
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  • Over the past five years, the number of students who transferred to a baccalaureate degree program after earning associate in arts (AA) degrees grew by 29%. This reflects growth in the number of AA degrees produced by Florida College System institutions (formerly the Florida Community College System) during this period. However, 31% of students who earned AA degrees did not transfer to a baccalaureate program. Most of these students never applied for admission to a state university. Only two percent of the AA graduates who do not transfer are denied admission by all the state universities to which they apply.
  • A lack of information was the most common reason students reported for not applying to a baccalaureate program. During the last five years, the state spent over $150 million producing AA degrees for students who did not pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

State University System
Associate in Arts
Baccalaureate Degree (Florida College System)
Student Financial Assistance
Florida College System
Board of Governors

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 10-43 University Implementation and State Oversight of Common Program Prerequisites Has Improved,published in May 2010.

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