The Metropolitan University and the Community College: A New Symbiosis


  • Freeman A. Hrabowski III University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • James J. Linksz University of Columbia


Higher Education, Two-year Universities, Metropolitan Universities, Articulation


The traditional relationship between the two-year community college and the four-year college or university has been characterized by the word articulation-the mechanics of transfer, with emphasis on the courses that do or do not transfer from one institution to another. This article describes a new and more significant relationship that is especially important for metropolitan universities and their two-year counterparts. It is collaboration, which builds on existing articulation efforts and focuses on sharing of additional critical information and resources as both institutions work toward common goals.