ACC and Stephen F. Austin State University form new partnership

Austin Community College District (ACC) launched a partnership with Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas. The new partnership will provide students with a seamless transition to SFA upon fulfilling their associate degree at ACC.

"Students need options when it comes to getting a quality education, especially during these challenging times. ACC is the top college for university transfer in Texas, and we are proud to add Stephen F. Austin State University to our list of partners," says Dr. Charles Cook, ACC provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs.

"The completion of the articulation agreement between Austin Community College and Stephen F. Austin State University comes from a combined effort to assist students in the completion of their academic journeys to achieve a bachelor's or master's degree in their chosen field of study. Both institutions are steeped in the belief that student success should be promoted and pathways should be developed to assist students as they seek access to higher education possibilities," says Dr. Steve Bullard, Stephen F. Austin State University provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. "From an ACC Riverbat to an SFA Lumberjack, the articulation agreement is just the beginning of a partnership that will open many doors for students."

ACC students can earn their associate degree while safely staying at home and continue at SFA, which has created over a dozen online bachelor's degree completion pathways. The university also offers an array of academic services to help navigate the transition from ACC to SFA and support them while they complete their bachelor's degree.

A noteworthy advantage of this new agreement is that ACC students completing an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a Workforce Education program can pursue their Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) degree. Most technical and career-oriented courses, as well as military training and occupational licensure or certification, are accepted into this bachelor's degree program.

For more information, visit ACC Transfer Resources online at