JSU Signs Transfer Agreement with Calhoun Community College


Jacksonville State signed an articulation agreement with Calhoun Community College on July 22 to help facilitate a seamless transfer of students to the university.  

JSU President John M. Beehler and Calhoun Interim President Joe Burke signed a Memorandum of Understanding, creating a Transfer Pathway Program to improve the process through which Calhoun students transfer to JSU. The purpose of this program is to provide students with a course specific route that will lead to the completion of a bachelor’s degree.  

Based in Decatur and Huntsville, Calhoun is the largest of the two-year institutions comprising the Alabama Community College System. Offering 49 associate degree options and 52 career/certificate programs, the college serves approximately 11,500 students at its 110-acre Decatur campus,  Huntsville/Cummings Research Park site and at the Limestone Correctional Facility.

“I received my Master of Science in counseling from JSU, so I have a personal connection with the college from a student perspective,” said Dr. Burke. “Over the years, I continue to appreciate the dedication for student success from the faculty and staff at JSU, and wholeheartedly value all of the hard work that was placed in creating the Transfer Pathway Program. Not only will this program provide a road map for our students to successfully complete their bachelor’s degree, but it is also a true testament to the continued dedication of both higher education institutions in establishing opportunities that will continue to prepare our students for the workforce.”

Beehler said, “Calhoun Community College does an excellent job at providing the framework for students to successfully transfer to a four-year university such as JSU. We understand how extremely important it is to not only establish relationships such as this with community colleges in our service area, but to also provide students with the tools they need in order to be successful.”

Learn more about transferring to JSU here