November 18, 2020

Purdue University Global, Anne Arundel Community College form partnership

INDIANAPOLIS — A partnership between Purdue University Global and Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, will facilitate students’ transfer from AACC to Purdue Global.

Qualifying students will maximize, as much as possible, the application of their community college coursework and credits to their bachelor’s degree program, with guaranteed admission into Purdue Global and their preferred school of study.

“With a shared commitment to providing greater educational opportunities and services for students transferring between institutions, we are excited to announce this partnership with Anne Arundel Community College,” Purdue Global Chancellor Frank Dooley said. “Transfer students should not be required to repeat courses for learning they have already demonstrated and achieved, and this commitment strongly endorses the notion of a seamless transfer.”

The majority of transfer pathways from AACC to Purdue Global will facilitate the application of at least 60 semester credits when students complete an associate degree and transfer to complete a complementary bachelor’s degree.

“We’re happy to develop online transfer pathways with Purdue University Global for our students at AACC,” said Marcus Wright, director of transfer, articulation and career alignment at AACC. “These online transfer pathways allow for more opportunities and options for our students, especially during these uncertain times.”

Purdue Global will provide materials, catalogs and other information to AACU advisors to facilitate their understanding of university requirements and academic programs.

“We look forward to welcoming Anne Arundel Community College students to the Purdue family,” Dooley said.

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It offers a hyper-tailored path for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global serves nearly 35,000 students (as of October 2020), most of whom earn their degree online. It also operates several regional locations nationwide. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates two regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest, Indiana, as well as serving close to 6,000 science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, please visit

About Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully accredited public two-year institution in Maryland serving approximately 40,000 students each year through classes offered at more than 50 sites in Anne Arundel County or online. AACC offers national and regional studies leading to a degree, certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.

Writer, Media Contact/Purdue Global: Tom Schott, 765-427-1721,

Media Contact/Anne Arundel Community College: Alicia Renehan, 410-777-1849,

Sources: Frank Dooley,

Marcus Wright

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