August 18, 2021

Purdue University Global, Amarillo College partner to offer full credit transfers into nursing programs

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A partnership between Purdue University Global and Amarillo College will facilitate students’ transfer from AC to Purdue Global to pursue Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing, health and wellness, and health science.

AC students graduating with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree and a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher will be able to transfer coursework and credits directly into a bachelor’s degree program at Purdue Global. AC associate degree graduates will transfer to Purdue Global with junior status and with guaranteed admission into their preferred area of study.

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

“Purdue Global joins with Amarillo College in a commitment to helping students achieve their higher education goals with a smooth transfer of credits,” said Frank Dooley, Purdue Global chancellor. “This commitment strongly supports the concept of seamless transfer that embraces the principle that transfer students should not be required to repeat courses for learning they have already demonstrated and achieved. We are proud of our highly acclaimed School of Nursing and look forward to welcoming Amarillo College students to the Purdue family.”

The maximum number of lower-division credits that can be accepted and applied to a bachelor’s degree at Purdue Global is 86 semester credits. The majority of transfer pathways from AC to Purdue Global will facilitate the application of at least 60 credits when students complete an associate degree and transfer to complete a complementary bachelor’s degree.

AC students transferring to Purdue Global will receive a 20% tuition discount on Purdue Global undergraduate programs and a 14% discount on graduate programs.

“We are thrilled to be forming a relationship with Purdue Global that will give our nursing graduates the opportunity to pursue BSN degrees through a highly respected university system,” said Tamara Clunis, vice president of academic affairs for Amarillo College. “This creates a beneficial pipeline that honors our graduates and provides them with a wealth of new and very realistic career possibilities.”

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 personalized paths 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 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 regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, visit

About Amarillo College

Established in 1929 with 86 students answering the inaugural roll call, Amarillo College (AC) today is a vibrant community college that typically enrolls about 9,000 students at seven campuses in three Texas Panhandle counties and recently has garnered significant national attention. AC was named one of the Top 5 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute and captured Aspen’s prestigious 2021 Rising Star Award. With a proven blend of quality and affordability that makes Texas community colleges so appealing – approximately half of the students enrolled in higher education in Texas attend a community college – AC provides students with a solid academic foundation, whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university. 

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

Media Contact: Amarillo College: Joe Wyatt, 806-206-7993,

Sources: Frank Dooley

Tamara Clunis

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