Flagstaff, AZ – More students are headed to Arizona State University through the Maricopa Community College District's transfer-degree program. Education officials say it's one of the top 20 transfer programs in the country. The program is aimed at keeping tuition rates down for students pursuing bachelor degrees. The agreement allows students to transfer to ASU within three years of beginning community college classes. In exchange, ASU will cap those students' tuition increases at five percent. When they transfer to ASU, students' tuition costs will not exceed what they would have paid had they started at ASU their first year. The program is aimed at boosting the number of students earning bachelor degrees. Government and education leaders say the community college program should increase the number of students graduating in Arizona from 18 thousand each year to 36 thousand.