OWOSSO and BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (May 5, 2021) — Baker College, Michigan’s largest private, not-for-profit college and top private transfer school in the state, and Oakland Community College (OCC), Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college, are pleased to announce the signing of an official articulation agreement. The agreement was recently finalized by Baker College President, Dr. Bart Daig, and Dr. Jennifer Berne, OCC Provost.
The articulation agreement, effective immediately, enables OCC students to easily transfer into one of several select bachelor’s degree programs at Baker College, providing them with resources for a simplified and streamlined pathway to complete their studies. The agreement ensures a smooth curriculum transition, minimizing loss of credits and duplication of coursework.
Additionally, Baker will waive any new student application fees for eligible students admitted in connection with the OCC articulation agreement. Baker College also offers specific scholarships for transfer students, including the Trustees Transfer Scholarship, with up to $9,000 per year available to eligible students.
“Between Baker College and OCC, we share a passion for our students’ success, and our new partnership demonstrates one more step we’re taking to ensure that success,” said Dr. Daig. “We look forward to welcoming even more OCC transfer students to our Baker campuses, and are ready to provide them with exceptional academic opportunities.”
“We are pleased to partner with Baker College on a number of pathways that will ensure that OCC students complete their Baccalaureate in as smooth and certain a way as possible,” said Dr. Berne. “Our hope is that we are able to offer OCC graduates a second congratulations as they achieve their four-year degrees.”
Under the new arrangement, Baker College and OCC agree that any student who has successfully completed coursework and/or programs at OCC may transfer the course credits as indicated in transfer guides toward their degree at Baker. The associate degree to bachelor’s degree pathway will be available across a variety of programs, including: business administration (management), computer science, game software development, information assurance, information systems, information technology & security and psychology. These new pathways allow OCC graduates to earn between 80 to 90 credits prior to transferring to Baker College for the completion of their bachelor’s degree.
Additionally, as with all Michigan Community Colleges, OCC associate degree graduates are eligible for Baker College’s 60+60 Bridge to Bachelor’s program, which allows OCC students with 60 credits to be admitted to a related bachelor’s program at the junior level, meaning only 60 additional credit hours from Baker will be required to complete a degree.
About Baker College
Founded in 1911, Baker College is Michigan’s largest, private not-for-profit college and the top private transfer school in the state. Baker College has multiple on-ground campus locations and two affiliate sites across the state, as well as an online global campus offering more than 40 academic program options for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Learn more at www.baker.edu.
Offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates, OCC is Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college and No. 1 transfer institution in the state. The College provides academic, career training and enriching experiences, designed to empower students to reach their potential and enhance our community. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.