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SLU and Jefferson College Partner to Offer 2+SLU Transfer Option

11/13/2020Media Inquiries

Carrie Bebermeyer
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A new agreement between Saint Louis University and Jefferson College will allow students who complete an associate’s degree at Jefferson College the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at SLU in two years as a part of the 2+SLU program. 

“Jefferson College and SLU have come together to ensure a flexible pathway for students,” said Jefferson College President Dr. Dena McCaffrey. “This new articulation agreement is another way Jefferson College is reaching out to four-year colleges and universities to provide options for our students to complete a bachelor’s degree so that they can achieve their career and personal goals.”

For students who begin their postsecondary education at a community college with plans to later transfer to a four-year university, programs like 2+SLU are a valuable option.

“I’m so pleased that we are able to collaborate with Jefferson College to empower students to take the next step in advancing their education,” said Kathleen Davis, vice president of enrollment and retention management at SLU. “The 2+SLU program is a great opportunity for Jefferson College students to continue their education in SLU’s top-ranked programs.”

Designed to be flexible, students who earn an Associate of Arts degree at Jefferson College will have the chance to transfer to SLU to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in select degree programs.

Currently, 10 baccalaureate degree programs are available through the 2+SLU program, including:

Jefferson College associate-degree seeking students can opt-in to the program at any point and are guaranteed that the SLU requirements completed at Jefferson College will not change for the entirety of the students’ academic career at SLU.

Participating students can take up to three years to complete the associate degree portion of a published program plan. For example, students following a 2020-2021 program plan will have until spring 2024 to transfer to SLU.

The agreement will go into effect with the fall 2020 semester, allowing Jefferson College students who have completed their associate degree to begin at SLU immediately.

More information about the 2+SLU articulation agreement with Jefferson College is available online or by calling Jefferson College Enrollment Services at (636) 481-3209 or (636) 797-3000, ext. 3209. 

About Saint Louis University

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers more than 12,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place.

About Jefferson College

Established in 1963, Jefferson College is a fully accredited, nationally recognized, public, two-year institution with its main campus located in Hillsboro, Missouri. Additional attendance sites are located in Arnold and Imperial. The College offers five associate degrees and 17 career and technical certificate programs while currently serving 3,740 full and part-time college credit students (Fall 2020). Additional learning opportunities are provided through early college and dual credit programs, an area technical high school, adult literacy and high school equivalency programs, and numerous cultural arts events and athletic contests.

Some of Jefferson’s most noted programs include Nursing, Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice, Business Management, Teacher Education, Pre-Engineering, Veterinary Technology, Welding, and Liberal Arts/General Education. The College also offers extensive noncredit workforce development and lifelong learning opportunities to those seeking career training or retraining, working to boost basic skills or pursuing new areas of interest.