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Pima Transfer Partnerships

Transferring should be easy. And it is at Pima. We’ve partnered with four-year colleges and universities both in Arizona and around the country to create a smoother transition for you. With these partnerships, you’ll save money while receiving an excellent education for your associate and bachelor’s degrees.

If you’re ready to begin your journey to a bachelor’s degree, apply to Pima today.  If you still have questions, you can speak to a Pima advisor. We’re here to help you meet your goals.

Arizona Colleges

You don’t have to leave Arizona to earn a bachelor’s degree. View the AZTransfer Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) to see how your credits will transfer to Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona.

Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU is part of the Arizona statewide transfer system and offers Bachelor of Applied Science Programs, among many other programs.

  • Main campus: Tempe, AZ
  • Programs available: All, with some offered in Tucson
  • Program delivery: Traditional classroom and online programs
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 64 credits accepted for most programs; 75 credits for BAS programs
  • Pima partnership: Transfer Admissions Guarantee 

Northern Arizona University (NAU)

NAU is part of the Arizona statewide transfer system and offers Bachelor of Applied Science Programs, as well as 90-30 (3+1) Interdisciplinary Studies programs in select fields of study.

  • Main campus: Flagstaff, AZ
  • Programs available: All
  • Program delivery: Traditional classroom and some online programs
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 64 credits accepted for most programs, with some programs accepting 75 or 90 credits
  • Pima partnership: Pima2NAU Agreement; 90-30 Agreement
  • Helpful links: Use JacksPath to help you determine how credits transfer to a NAU degree

University of Arizona (UA)

UA is part of the Arizona statewide transfer system and offers Bachelor of Applied Science Programs.


Arizona Christian University

Arizona Christian University has three campuses in Arizona. The $30 application fee will be waived with attendance at an information session.

  • Main campus: Phoenix, AZ; other sites in Chandler-Gilbert, AZ and Peoria, AZ
  • Programs available: Behavioral Health, Business Administration, Christian Ministries, and Education Elementary and Secondary
  • Program delivery: 1 evening per week in metro Phoenix; limited online classes
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 84 credits accepted
  • Pima partnership: Arizona Christian University Articulation

Chamberlain College of Nursing

  • Main campus: Phoenix, AZ
  • Programs available: Nursing
  • Program delivery: Online
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 80 credits for the AAS degree; additional credits possible. 
  • Pima partnership: Chamberlain Articulation; save 10% on tuition and apply for free for Pima AAS nursing graduates
  • Website: Pima transfer benefits

Grand Canyon University

  • Main campus: Phoenix, AZ
  • Programs available: All - Includes program areas in Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Dance, Education, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Health Care Administration, Health Science, Hospitality, Management, Justice Studies, Music Performance, Nursing, Psychology, RN to BSN, and Theatre/Drama
  • Program delivery: Traditional classroom or online
  • Credit transfer: Maximum accepted varies from 38-84
  • Pima partnership: save 10% on tuition; Articulation Agreement and Educational Alliance Agreement 
  • Website: Grand Canyon University

Prescott College

  • Main campus: Prescott, AZ, additional campus in Tucson, AZ
  • Programs available: Education, Environmental Studies, Human Services, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Management, Psychology, and Sustainable Community Development
  • Program delivery: Independent study with a mentor
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 90 credits accepted
  • Pima partnership: Prescott Articulation
  • Website: Prescott College

University of Phoenix

  • Main campus: Phoenix, AX; campuses in Tucson
  • Programs available: Business, Education, Human Services, Nursing and Technology programs are available at a campus or online
  • Program delivery: Traditional classroom and online
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 75 credits accepted
  • Pima partnership: U of Phoenix Articulation; save 10% on tuition if you earn an associate’s degree at Pima
  • Website: University of Phoenix

Nationwide and Online Colleges

In addition to Arizona-based universities, Pima has partnered with schools around the country. Many offer flexible and online programs so you don’t have to leave Arizona.

Bellevue University

Capella University

  • Main campus: Minneapolis, MN
  • Programs available: Business, technology, and nursing areas
  • Program delivery: Online
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 60 credits accepted; Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) meets lower-division General Education requirements, excluding courses specified in the General Education mapping.
  • Pima partnership: Capella Articulation
  • Website: Capella University

Eastern New Mexico University

ENMU offers NM in-state tuition for students taking six or fewer credits per semester. The school recognizes the AGEC as meeting general education requirements.

  • Main campus: Portales, NM
  • Programs available: Applied Arts & Sciences, Aviation Studies, Business Administration (includes Emergency Medical Services Mgmt and Hospitality Mgmt), Nursing, Occupational Education, University Studies
  • Program delivery: Online
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 74-95 credits depending on the program; General Education Curriculum (AGEC) meets lower-division General Education requirements for the New Mexico transfer core. Credit by examination will be awarded for Advanced Placement (AP) and College-Level Examination of Proficiency (CLEP).
  • Pima partnership: ENMU Articulation
  • Website: Pima transfer benefits

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Main campus: Daytona Beach, FL with branches in Tucson, AZ, Sierra Vista (Ft. Huachuca Army Garrison), and Prescott, AZ
  • Programs available: Aviation Business Administration, Aviation Maintenance, Professional Aeronautics, Technical Management
  • Program delivery: Traditional classroom (at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base) or online
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 63 credits accepted
  • Pima partnership: ERAU Articulation
  • Website: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Franklin University

  • Main campus: Columbus, OH
  • Programs available: All - Includes program areas in Business, Health and Human Services, and Arts and Sciences
  • Program delivery: Traditional classroom and online
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 84 credits accepted
  • Pima partnership: Franklin Articulation; bachelor’s degree can be completed in one year after transfer with 3+1 agreement
  • Website: Franklin University

Park University

  • Main campus: Parkville, MO, with a branch in Tucson, AZ
  • Programs available: Information and Computer Science, Management, Social Psychology, Criminal Justice Administration, and more
  • Program delivery: Accelerated traditional classroom and online
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 75 credits accepted
  • Pima partnership: Park Articulation
  • Website: Park University

Purdue Global University (formerly Kaplan)

  • Main campus: Davenport, IA
  • Programs available: Psychology, Communication, Early Childhood Development, Paralegal, Information Technology, Accounting, Business Administration, Health and Wellness, Health Care Administration, Health Science, Nutrition Science
  • Program delivery: Online
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 75% total credits required for graduation from KU accepted; block transfer of 60 credits for any earned associate degree
  • Pima partnership: Kaplan Articulation and Pima to Kaplan 3+1 Plan
  • Website: Purdue Global University

Strayer University

  • Main campus: Online and at 79 campuses nationwide
  • Programs available: Accounting, Economics, Information Systems, International Business
  • Program delivery: Online
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 84 credits accepted; all courses required to complete the specific related associate’s degree program will be articulated into the bachelor’s program in their entirety. The entire degree program including C- and D grades transfer. Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) meets all lower division General Education requirements.
  • Pima partnership: Strayer Articulation; Pima associate degree holders are exempted from SU application fee
  • Website: Strayer University

Southern New Hampshire University

  • Main campus: Online
  • Programs available: Pathways built for ​Business Studies, Communication, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Technical Management. Additionally, ​200+ online undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Program delivery: Online
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 90 credits accepted; credit by examination will be awarded for College-Level Examination of Proficiency (CLEP), DANTES (DSST) and Excelsior. Military students may transfer up to 90 hours for a bachelor's degree with unlimited CLEP, DANTES and Excelsior credits.
  • Pima partnership: Southern New Hampshire Articulation; eligible employees and immediate family of employees will receive a 10% tuition reduction.
  • Website: Southern New Hampshire University

University of Maryland University College

  • Main campus: Adelphi, MD
  • Programs available: Accounting, Asian Studies, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Emergency Management, Finance, Fire Science, Gerontology, Global Business and Public Policy, Graphic Communication, Homeland Security, Investigative Forensics, Laboratory Management, Legal Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Social Science
  • Program delivery: Online
  • Credit transfer: Maximum of 70 credits accepted
  • Pima partnership: UMUC Articulation
  • Website: University of Maryland University College

Upper Iowa University

  • Main campus: Fayette, IA
  • Programs available: All
  • Program delivery: Traditional classroom, online or combination (hybrid)
  • Credit transfer: Up to 78 with an earned associate degree
  • Pima partnership: Upper Iowa Articulation
  • Website: Upper Iowa University
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