-2016 Articulation Rate Hits a Record High of 89.3%
-2017/18 Programmes Open for Application from 2 December
Hong Kong Community College (HKCC), an educational unit of the PolyU-affiliated College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE), announced that its Associate Degree (AD) and Higher Diploma (HD) programmes for the 2017/18 academic year will be open for application starting 2 December 2016. Candidates sitting the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE) in 2017 (including re-takers) should apply via the Education Bureau’s Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP); other applicants should apply via the HKCC’s admissions website (OAA).
First Round of “Conditional Offers” to be Issued in February 2017
Applicants who apply for HKCC’s programmes on or before 10 January 2017 may be granted a “Conditional Offer” as early as February 2017. Dr Simon Leung, CPCE Associate Dean (Development) and HKCC Director, said that issuing conditional offers earlier in February next year (two months earlier than in the past) is intended to help DSE students because the sooner they receive a conditional offer from HKCC, the sooner they could focus on their exam preparation.
HKCC now offers more than 30 AD and HD programmes which span the domains of arts, science, social sciences, business and the specialised areas of design and health studies. Two new sub-degree programmes, namely the HD in Social Work and the AD in Statistics and Data Science, were introduced last year, both of which were well received by students. It is expected that the two programmes will attract even more students to apply this year.
2016 Articulation Rate Hits a Record High of 89.3%
HKCC graduates have maintained a proven track record in articulation over the years. According to the HKCC 2016 Graduate Survey, a total of 2,207 graduates articulated to bachelor’s degree programmes, representing a record high articulation rate of 89.3%.
56.6% Articulated Graduates Admitted to Government-funded Programmes
Apart from the overall articulation rate reaching an all-time high, the percentage of articulated graduates being admitted to government-funded degree programmes also attained a historic high of 56.6%. In other words, one out of every two HKCC articulated graduates was admitted to a government-funded bachelor’s degree programme.
Dr Leung said, “From the first cohort of graduates in 2003 to those in 2016, over 20,700 HKCC graduates have articulated into bachelor’s degree studies. This represents a 14-year average articulation rate of 80.2%, which speaks volumes about the ability of HKCC students.” For more details about the HKCC 2016 Graduate Survey, please click here.