Earn Two Degrees in Four Years

Pathways students enter college with the support of two academic institutions: Austin Community College and the Texas State University. Participants co-enroll at both schools for one year. They take the majority of their classes at ACC Hays and are eligible to live on the nearby Texas State Campus, where they complete 3 credit hours per semester. Those who fulfill the program requirements go on to finish their bachelor’s degree at Texas State. Credits they earn there can also be applied toward an associate degree from ACC. That means many Pathways students earn two college degrees in just four years.

What ACC offers Pathways students:

  • The opportunity to earn an associate degree while working on their bachelor’s.
  • Affordability. Tuition at ACC costs 80% less on average than it does at other area colleges.
  • Free tutoring.
  • Expert advising. Counselors at ACC and Texas State work together to ensure each participant has a comfortable and rewarding experience.
  • Access to academic support and a variety of student activities.
  • Quality coursework at ACC Hays, a quick shuttle ride from Texas State.


Enrollment in the program is determined by Texas State University. Learn more