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Community College Baccalaureate Degrees in Health Professions

 Community College Baccalaureate Degrees in Health Professions 

Twenty one states currently grant community colleges authority to confer baccalaureate degrees under certain circumstances: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.[1]

Nineteen community colleges in five states—FL, IN, NV, NM, WA—confer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. At present, community colleges confer Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Science degrees in 37 health-related programs in six states. 

 

Public Community Colleges Conferring Baccalaureate Degrees In Health

(Community College Baccalaureate Association, October 2012)[2]   

 FL

 Edison State College

 BAS – Cardiopulmonary Sciences

 FL

 Florida State College at Jacksonville

 BS – Biomedical Sciences

 FL

Indian River State College

 BS – Biology

 FL

 Miami-Dade College

 BAS – Health Science w/ Physician Assistant Studies option

 FL

 Miami-Dade College

 BS – Biological Sciences

 FL

 Santa Fe College

 BAS – Clinical Laboratory Science

 FL

 St Petersburg College

 BAS – Dental Hygiene

 FL

 St Petersburg College

 BAS – Interdisciplinary Health and Human Services

 FL

 St Petersburg College

 BAS – Orthotics & Prosthetics

 FL

 St Petersburg College

 BS – Biology, General

 FL

 Valencia College

 BS – Radiologic & Imaging Sciences

 IN

 Vincennes University

 BS – Health Care Management

 NM

 Northern New Mexico Community College

 BS – Integrated Health Studies

 NV

 College of Southern Nevada

 BAS – Dental Hygiene

 NV

 College of Southern Nevada

 BS – Cardiorespiratory Sciences

 NV

 College of Southern Nevada

 BS – Medical Laboratory Sciences

 VT

 Vermont Technical College

 BAS – Dental Hygiene

 WA

 Bellevue Community College 

 BAS – Radiologic & Imaging Sciences

 FL

 Broward College

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 Chipola College

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 Edison State College 

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 Florida Gateway College

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 Florida State College at Jacksonville

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 Gulf Coast State College

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 Indian River State College

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 Miami-Dade College

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 Palm Beach State College

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 Pensacola State College

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 Polk State College

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 St Johns River Community College

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 St Petersburg College

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

 BS – Nursing

 FL

 Northwest Florida State College

 BS – Nursing

 IN

 Vincennes University

 BS – Nursing

 NM

 Northern New Mexico Community College

 BS – Nursing

 NV

 Great Basin College

 BS – Nursing

 WA

 Olympic College

 BS – Nursing

 

Health Professions Baccalaureate Degrees Conferred By Community Colleges

Bachelor of Science (BS)
Biomedical/Biological Health Sciences (4)
Medical Laboratory Sciences (1)
Nursing (19 programs)
Health Care Management (1)
Integrated Health (1)

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
Cardiopulmonary Sciences (2)
Clinical Laboratory Science (1)
Health Science (1)
Dental Hygiene (3)
Orthotics and Prosthetics (1)
Interdisciplinary Health and Human Services (1)
Radiologic & Imaging Sciences (2)

 

Health Professions Education Center (HPEC) is made possible through voluntary support from American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) member colleges with the goal of advancing the community college role in healthcare professions’ education and workforce.

For more information, contact Roxanne Fulcher, director, health professions policy, 202-728-0200, ext. 274.

The American Association of Community Colleges is a national organization representing the nation's close to 1,200 community, junior and technical colleges and their more than 12 million students.

 


[1] Paul Bradley, Editor. Community College Week. Two Plus Two: Top Associate Degree Producers Also Offering Four-Year Degrees (2012, June 1).
 

 Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Roxanne Fulcher
Director, Health Professions Policy
Ph: 202.728.0200 x274
rfulcher@aacc.nche.edu

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