KICA and Kansas Community Colleges sign Universal Transfer Agreement

KICA presidents
Presidents of the KICA and Kansas Community Colleges met at the KICA President’s Conference at Friends University in Wichita, Kan., on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Kansas leaders understand and hold strong to the quantitative proof that higher education leads to an improved quality of life for students, their families, and their communities. A positive experience while in college in Kansas leads to more students living and working in Kansas, a benefit to the entire state. Today, more than half of Kansas college students attend one of the state’s 19 community colleges or 1 of the 20 Independent Institutions. 

Student transfer opportunities will expand after the Kansas Community Colleges and Kansas Independent Colleges formally sign their Global Transfer and Course Articulation Agreement that paves the way for students to seamlessly transfer from any Kansas Community College to any Kansas nonprofit college or university.

After the implementation of the agreement, any student awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) from a Kansas Community College shall be deemed as having fulfilled the general education requirements of their choice of any Kansas Independent Institution. This consistent coordination and ease of transfer will help ensure students graduate on time, with less cost, and with the goal of keeping these students in Kansas.

“This partnership opens an exciting era for Tabor enrollment and our admissions team,” Tabor President David Janzen said. “As we seek additional students for the 2023 spring semester, we believe this will have a big impact in recruiting, providing more students opportunities to earn an academically excellent and a decidedly Christian education at Tabor College.”

This release is courtesy of the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA). Tabor College is one of 20 represented institutions. A quote was provided by President David Janzen upon the announcement of the agreement. For more information on the release, contact the KICA at 785-554-0247 or Tabor College Communications at 620-947-3121 (ext. 1225).


The Kansas Community College Trustees Association serves as the voice of the Kansas Community Colleges. The Kansas Independent College Association develops and enhances the competitive standing of its 20 member colleges by coordinating efforts including professional development and collaboration, governmental advocacy, and public engagement collectively aimed at supporting students and their success. For More Information, contact Jesyca Hope, KICA Director of Member Programs, at or 785-554-0247.