Boise State University is expanding its partnership with the U.S. Air Force through Air University’s Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative program. Airmen who have completed an associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force now can seamlessly transition to a bachelor’s degree program with Boise State. Community College of the Air Force serves approximately 270,000 active duty, guard and reserve students, making it the world’s largest community college system.
The online Bachelor of Applied Science program is the first Boise State degree to be certified by the baccalaureate cooperative. This degree already is a popular choice for many military students because of its program design and online delivery method. Online delivery of degrees is the preferred mode for service members because it offers flexibility through duty reassignments and deployments.
“Joining the Air Force, my number one goal was to finish school. A bachelor’s degree in today’s Air Force is essentially a must-have for promotion but it also shows my intent to grow and become a better leader,” said Sgt. Mullins, an airman stationed in Texas who heard about Boise State’s involvement with Air University’s Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative. “I am a full-time, active duty Air Force member, a full-time husband and a full-time dad. Online education at a great school like Boise State is the perfect setup for my situation.”
“Within the first week of obtaining the approval of the AU-ABC partnership, we received many inquiries about Boise State from airmen stationed throughout the United States. This is a sign of the special relationship Boise State has to the military in Idaho and those serving around the world,” said Sean Hunter, director of Community-Based Educational Outreach Programs.
Boise State’s Military Programs, a component of the Division of Extended Studies, has served the military community in Idaho at Mountain Home Air Force Base and Gowen Field for more than 60 years. Additional Boise State online degree programs are expected to be certified into Air University’s Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative in 2020. Boise State’s participation in the program will continue to expand service to military students worldwide and increase quality education opportunities for service members wherever they are serving.
For more information on services provided to active duty, guard and reserve military students, visit: boisestate.edu/flex/flexible-locations/military-programs.