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Transfer degrees

If you're thinking about starting your four-year education at CCC, you're making a smart choice! You can save thousands of dollars on your education while taking classes that can transfer to another college or university. 

More and more students are discovering the best place to begin a bachelor's degree is at a community college. Research shows that community college transfer students are equally if not more likely to graduate than other students, including at the most selective universities. Our transfer degrees can fit seamlessly with many four-year degree paths beyond Clackamas. CCC students transfer to a number of in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, including public and private schools.

Students are highly encouraged to meet with an advisor from both their community college and their intended university to ensure efficiency and course relevance for any particular program and degree.

Top transfer schools for CCC students

  1. Portland State University
  2. Oregon State University
  3. Oregon Institute of Technology
  4. Western Oregon University
  5. University of Oregon

College and University Visits

Make your transfer dreams a reality. Our transfer center can connect you to the top-rated colleges and universities in the state.

Colleges and universities frequently visit CCC to meet with students and help ease the transfer process, some even offer one-on-one appointments.

Transfer events and information sessions


  • Jul 31

    July 31 Portland State University visit

    Wednesday, July 31, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Wacheno Welcome Center, Oregon City Campus

    Come learn about how you can transfer to Portland State University. Meet with Senior Assistant Director for Recruitment, Dave Kobzina, to get your questions answered. We can discuss how your credits transfer, the application process, and learn about our Tuition-Free Degree program. Dave is happy to schedule appointments for other dates/times or email him at

Transfer Options

Transfer with a degree
Prepare for your major
Dual enroll at a Degree Partnership school

Oregon Transfer Maps

Core Transfer Maps
Major Transfer Maps

How to Transfer

CCC has four easy steps to help you begin the process to transfer to a bachelor's degree program. Keep in mind application, financial aid and scholarship deadlines using our Transfer Checklist.

Step 01


  • Available programs
  • Entrance requirements
  • Cost of attendance
  • Credit transfer
Step 02


  • Order official transcripts
  • Write your essays
Step 03


  • Update your FAFSA with the correct school code
  • Apply for scholarships
Step 04


  • Stay in close communication with the school where you applied. Many schools use email to request additional documentation to process your application/financial aid and/or to notify you of acceptance
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