I'm graduating from a community college in a week with my Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and I have a lot of experience with transferring credits. I've been told that you can't go wrong with state schools
, even at the community college level. Even though I was accepted to a private 4 year university out of state (I'm from CT), they accepted all of my nursing prerequisites from the community college towards their BSN nursing program. Some of the other schools I applied to were out of state public universities and even though I didn't get into their nursing program, they still accepted my community college credits, so I don't see why another community college out of state wouldn't accept them either. I've also successfully transferred credits from one community college to another (but they were in the same state).
To be safe, my advice to you would be to make a list of all of the colleges you're interested in transferring to, contact someone in their admissions department, and ask what their policy is regarding transfer credits and credits from out of state.
Also, when considering transferring credits in the future, be mindful of your courses with labs, like your sciences. For example, make sure you that you take the "4 credit" Anatomy and Physiology I&II with the lab. I had a friend take an A&P course that was 3 credits for some reason and they had to re-take the 4 credit version all over again.
Best of luck!