We have identified a number of universities and colleges that offer reputable, affordable, and accessible Bachelor's degree completion programs. Every institution is slightly different in what majors they offer and how their academic terms and classes are structured.
Basic information about type of term (semester, quarter, other), cost, and average length of time to degree are included in the University Comparison Template.
Please note, you do not have to be part of the BOLD student support program to apply to a university. The university application process is completely separate from BOLD.
|University||Course Format and Transfer Policy||Program Dates and Lengths||Overall Cost|
|CSU (Chico, Humboldt, Sacramento)||Online. Social Work requires several in-person weekends (Chico and Humboldt)
Maximum of 70 semester community college units
Completion of an AAT or AST degree guarantees you take only 60 units at the CSU. CSU or IGETC GE pattern should be followed
||Average of $18,884 to $23,020, depending on campus and specific major|
Maximum of 81 semester community college units. Completion of an AAT or AST degree guarantees you take only 60 units at the CSU. CSU or IGETC GE pattern should be followed
||Average: approx. $15,000 if max transfer units are applied toward degree|
Varies: most majors are a maximum of 70 semester community college units. CSU or IGETC GE required
||Average: AST/AAT transfers, $14,000-$17,600. Or $880/class|
|Southern or Eastern Oregon University||Online
Maximum of 80 semester community college units (equivalent to 120 quarter units)
||Average: approx. $19,500-$26,000 depending on program and if maximum transfer units applied toward degree|
|Simpson University (ASPIRE Program)||Online or in-person
Maximum of 84 semester community college units. 36 upper division units are completed at Simpson. See articulation agreement for GE pattern.
||Average: approx. $19,584 if max transfer units applied toward degree. Additional units are $150/class|
|Western Governors University||Online
Shasta College Associate degrees satisfy an average of 50-60 transferable units. Articulation is for specific majors or you must complete specific courses if major is not awarded.
2 years: approx. $12,800
1.5 yrs: approx. $9,600
1 year, approx. $6,400 ($3,200 every 6 months + $2,000 Community College partner Scholarship)
All colleges and universities listed are Regionally accredited institutions. Additional professional accreditation is sometimes required, depending on the major.
There are additional universities identified by the Shasta College Nursing faculty for RN to BSN programs. A similar comparison sheet is available on the BOLD website at www.shastacollege.edu/BOLD - click on “Nursing RN to BSN” for details.