Tulsa Community College and Oklahoma State University introduce Linked Degree, a new initiative that will provide a cohesive four-year public university experience in Tulsa.
Linked Degree is an innovative, adaptable and responsive university concept unlike anything currently available in Oklahoma. It creates a structure that connects students from the first day of classes at TCC, through earning an associate degree, to walking across the stage with a bachelor’s degree from OSU.
Linked Degree launches in Spring 2020 and represents a new vision of what higher education can be.
Linked Degree brings together TCC’s popular and successful associate degree programs and OSU's structure between its Tulsa and Stillwater campuses that provides efficiency, cost savings and access to world-class research and academic programs. The result is an innovative, adaptable and responsive university experience unlike anything currently available in Oklahoma.
How is Linked Degree different from transfer programs that are currently in place?
Linked Degree is a college experience that builds upon OSU's current transfer guides and Transfer Maps by providing advising, student services and other opportunities from the moment a student starts at Tulsa Community College until they graduate with their OSU bachelor's degree. The program creates a comprehensive public bachelor's degree pathway in Tulsa and provides students with flexibility, support and practical experience.
Who is Linked Degree for?
Linked Degree can be for anyone who wants to earn an OSU bachelor's degree. This includes high school students concurrently enrolled in TCC classes, TCC students who want to earn an OSU degree while remaining in Tulsa and professionals interested in advancing or changing careers by earning a bachelor's degree.
How will Linked Degree help Tulsa?
A recent Market Street report showed the Tulsa metropolitan area 7.5 percentage points behind the rest of the nation in 25 to 44-year-olds with bachelor’s degrees. Linked Degree aims to improve that number by increasing access to bachelor’s degrees and helping students graduate. Additionally cost savings from partnering resources provides the opportunity to invest in new bachelor's degree programs tailored to the needs of the Tulsa-area economy.
I am interested in Linked Degree now. Who can I contact?
Linked Degree will launch in Spring 2020. In the meantime, make sure to tell your TCC advisor that you are interested in attending OSU and which campus you would like to attend. Then, get in touch with an OSU-Tulsa or OSU-Stillwater academic advisor, who can help you choose classes that will transfer to your chosen OSU degree program.
Linked Degree launches in Spring 2020. If you have questions about transferring from TCC or transferring to
OSU in Tulsa or Stillwater before then, visit these resources from each school.