Start Here, Go Anywhere!
Many degree programs at Cincinnati State serve as stepping stones to a four-year program. Students can start here, earn an Associate’s degree, and then transfer those credits to a four-year institution to finish a Bachelor’s or other higher degree program.
For Bachelor’s Degree Bound Students
The Transfer Center, located on the first floor of the ATLC building on the Clifton Campus (near the cafeteria), is the place to get information on making the transition from Associate's degree studies at Cincinnati State to a Bachelor's degree. Here students can meet with representatives from area colleges and universities, get information about transfer events, and learn more about articulation agreements with our partner institutions.
An articulation agreement is an officially approved agreement that allows students to make a smooth transition from Cincinnati State to a four-year institution. Cincinnati State currently has articulation agreements for various programs with the following colleges and universities:
- Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Franklin University
- Indiana University – Purdue Indianapolis (IUPUI)
- Indiana Wesleyan
- Lindsey Wilson College*
- Miami University
- Mount St. Joseph University
- Mount Vernon Nazarene University
- Northern Kentucky University
- Ohio University
- Tiffin University
- Union Institute & University
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Findlay
- University of Toledo
- Wilmington College*
- Wright State University
- Xavier University
*These institutions offer bachelor-level classes at Cincinnati State.
Cross-register for the classes you need
Cincinnati State is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities (GCCCU), comprised of 17 higher education institutions located in Greater Cincinnati.
Through this consortium, Cincinnati State students can cross-register at other GCCCU institutions for classes not offered at Cincinnati State.
For more information on how to use GCCCU resources, talk to an academic advisor.
Transferring to Cincinnati State
For students transferring to Cincinnati State from another school, please see the Admission page for transfer students. The Transfer Center is designed to help Cincinnati State students interested in transferring FROM Cincinnati State to another institution to earn a higher degree.