Belmont announces business degree partnership with Nashville State
Two Nashville schools have partnered to offer community college students a clear pathway to earning a bachelor’s degree in business.
Belmont University and Nashville State Community College announced on Wednesday a partnership that allows the community college’s students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree through Belmont.
It is a similar agreement that Belmont shares with Columbia State Community College, according to a news release about the agreement.
“This initiative outlines the steps needed to ensure credits earned properly to transfer while also maximizing each student’s financial investment in their education,” said Belmont President Bob Fisher, in a news release.
Eligible students must earn a Nashville State associate’s degree in business administration and by meeting all requirements, those students can be granted early admittance into Belmont’s Massey College of Business.
According to a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, 80 percent of students attending community colleges nationwide intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree, but only 14 percent have one six years later.
“This partnership optimizes the impact of Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect programs by providing the financial support for our Nashville State graduates to successfully complete a four-year degree,” said Shanna Jackson, Nashville State president, in the news release. “Nashville State is committed to improving pathways and options for students who wish to transfer to great institutions like Belmont University.”[Read more at The Tennessean]