According to an article by Davis Jenkins, Senior Research Associate at the Community College Research Center, students should attain an Associate’s Degree before transferring to another college to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree. Jenkins’ recommendation is supported by a study from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) which reported that students were 77 percent more likely to finish their Bachelor’s if they had first obtained an Associate’s.

Dual enrollment is an increasingly viable way for students to complete most or all of an associate degree while still in high school. This research provides further evidence of the educational benefits when colleges proactively inform students and parents about their dual enrollment options and make it as easy as possible for them to participate.

Source:’s, May 5, 2014