Ashford University and San Jacinto Community College District Sign Articulation Agreement

Ashford University is pleased to announce its partnership with the San Jacinto Community College District in Harris County, Texas. Through the partnership, thousands of students at San Jacinto will be able to transfer into one of Ashford’s acclaimed bachelor’s programs. 

Students in the school now have the ability to earn a bachelor’s degree while enjoying Ashford’s low tuition rate and a transfer policy which allows for the transfer of 90 community college credits. 

“The San Jacinto Community College District has demonstrated a commitment to making higher education accessible, and that is the mission of our university,” said David Vande Pol, Senior Director of Academic Partnerships for Ashford University. “We are honored to partner with San Jacinto College and look forward to helping these students in Texas earn their bachelor’s degrees through Ashford.” 

San Jacinto’s articulation agreement with Ashford University enables students, who opt to transfer, guaranteed admission and the ability to carry the credits they have already earned. The agreement is available to San Jacinto College students who graduate with any academic degree or certificate and opt to continue their education with Ashford online or at its Iowa campus. 

“This is yet another outlet for our students to continue their education after San Jacinto College,” said Dr. Catherine O’Brien, Dean of Teaching and Learning at San Jacinto. “Students have the potential to complete up to 90 hours at any of our campuses, and transfer all of that to Ashford University.”  Students who earn an Associate of Arts (AA), an Associate of Science (AS) or an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) will be recognized as having satisfied the first two years of coursework associated with Ashford University baccalaureate degree programs, and will not be required to repeat lower-division requirements at Ashford. All credits earned from San Jacinto College in all programs will be accepted and applied to the appropriate Ashford University degrees. 

“We’re excited to provide baccalaureate-seeking San Jacinto students with this opportunity to earn their degrees through our partnership,” added Vande Pol. “This unique collaboration opens the door for many who have long wanted to obtain a bachelor’s degree in a convenient and cost-effective manner.”

About Ashford University 

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas.  The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus.  Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutionsIts tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”SM.  For more information, please visit

About San Jacinto Community College

The San Jacinto Community College District delivers accessible, affordable, high-quality post-secondary education programs designed to meet the needs of the citizens of Harris County, Texas. The primary focus of the public community college is to help students achieve their personal and professional goals, create seamless transitions among educational levels, and prepare students to enter the job market or transfer to senior institutions. Through its programs, services, and industry partnerships, San Jacinto College supports the economic growth of the community and the region. For additional information about San Jacinto College, visit