In many states, students who begin at a community college with the goal to transfer courses to a university run into disheartening, expensive barriers. In contrast, Oklahoma has the highest transfer-out rate in the nation, a measure of first-time-entering students attending community colleges who transfer to a four-year institution within six years.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s Course Equivalency Project (CEP) provides a matrix of more than 8,100 courses in 48 disciplines that transfer seamlessly among our state’s colleges and universities, simplifying course matriculation for Oklahoma students and strengthening our workforce pipeline.

“Transferability is important to growing the student pipeline, facilitating student success and improving efficiency,” said Chancellor Allison D. Garrett. “Eliminating barriers to enrollment and degree completion is key to meeting each of these goals of our Blueprint 2030 strategic plan.”

Since 1995, Oklahoma higher education institutions have collaborated through the CEP to streamline course transfer by examining academic coursework annually to establish course equivalencies. Each year, up to 500 faculty members from public and private colleges and universities representing a variety of disciplines meet to update common course descriptions, share course syllabi, evaluate learning materials, and discuss emerging trends.

Courses listed within the same CEP discipline category are equivalent and will transfer between participating institutions. All public institutions of higher education and several private colleges and universities participate in the CEP.

The State Regents’ searchable CEP database and course equivalency tables are available at, and a transfer hotline is available at 800.583.5883 for students who need additional customized assistance to complete the course transfer process.

More options for students to build on previous accomplishments can be found through our nationally recognized Show What You Know website, which allows users to determine how college credits, licenses, certifications, CareerTech courses, military training, and workplace knowledge may apply toward earning a degree.