PASSHE Universities

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (commonly referred to as "PASSHE"), is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the universities offer innovative programs focused on preparing students for a wide range of careers. These State System universities have among the lowest tuition of all four-year colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and almost 80 percent of State System students receive some form of financial aid.

Statewide Transfer Admissions Guarantee

Students who earn a Community College of Philadelphia Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree are guaranteed admission to any PASSHE university, although not necessarily to specific majors. It is important that the Community College of Philadelphia degree parallel bachelor degree requirements as closely as possible. Several associate degrees are approved as statewide program-to-program agreements. The statewide agreements guarantee advanced standing to admitted students at PASSHE universities which offer the parallel major. A university can stipulate that the associate degree contain at least 30 credits of liberal arts courses. 

To benefit from this program-to-program agreement, students must earn an appropriate associate degree before transfer. Community College of Philadelphia also has additional program-to-program agreements with some PASSHE institutions.


The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institutions recognize that students who transfer from Community College of Philadelphia with an Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts degree:

Shall have satisfied the general education requirements at the receiving PASSHE university. Exceptions may be made for the following, provided that these exceptions do not extend the student’s time to the degree: (a) One signature general education course (up to 3 credits), if applicable; (b) Any prescribed general education course required for the major, if not satisfactorily completed; (c) General education overlays satisfied in advanced courses in the major. (PASSHE Transfer policy.)

Students are encouraged to ask a PASSHE University admissions representative about this policy and about a possible signature course required upon transfer to the intended PASSHE University.

Exploring PASSHE Transfer

Visit to explore transfer opportunities with institutions that participate in the Statewide Transfer System, and to view the 30-credit course framework Community College of Philadelphia recommends to be integrated into students' degree programs during their time here.

PASSHE Transfer Partnerships

Explore the following universities: 



Questions or want to meet with someone?

Visit a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor to discuss the transfer process and to review your goals. To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, email To schedule an appointment with a counselor, email

Approved Academic Degree Programs

The State System offers programs both on-campus and online.

West Chester University offers a limited number of programs in Center City, Philadelphia at 701 Market Street.

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Use the category headers to sort by Community College of Philadelphia program major, Transfer Program major, or College/University.

= Programs with a transfer guide

CCP Program Bachelor Programsort descending Transfer Institution
Fashion Merchandising and Marketing Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
Fire Science Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
Business - Accelerated Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
Health Care Studies Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
Health Services Management Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
Business - General Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
Individualized Studies Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
Business Leadership Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
Interior Design Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
International Studies Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
Chemistry Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
Justice Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
Liberal Arts Technical Leadership Bloomsburg University
Theater Theater Millersville University
Theater Theater Clarion University
Theater Theater Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Theater Theater Slippery Rock University
Theater Theater East Stroudsburg University
Theater Theater Arts Bloomsburg University
Theater Theater Arts: General West Chester University
Theater Theatre California University of Pennsylvania