Cumberland University, Nashville State Community College Create Transfer Pathway for Business Students

July 6, 2022

Cumberland University and Nashville State Community College announced today a newly-established transfer pathway that allows Nashville State business students to transfer up to 70 credit hours to Cumberland University.

Cumberland University President Dr. Paul C. Stumb and Nashville State President Dr. Shanna L. Jackson signed the articulation agreement on Nashville State’s White Bridge campus on July 6.

“Nashville State continues to focus on creating and expanding clear pathways for our students to continue their education or start a career,” said Nashville State’s President Dr. Shanna L. Jackson. “This partnership is special in that it allows our Business A.S. graduates, who typically enter the workforce first, to seamlessly transfer to Cumberland.”

Cumberland University’s Vice President for Enrollment Services Reggie Blair shared the importance of creating transfer pathways for students.

“With our focus fixed on the future, we are constantly looking for ways to improve accessibility to education and stay competitive. This pathway will make transferring to Cumberland’s business program a more streamlined process.”

Community college graduates are eligible to earn up to $16,000 in scholarship funds to finish their bachelor’s degree with the Cumberland Promise scholarship.

In addition, graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cumberland are eligible to receive a 5% discount on the university’s Master’s of Business Administration program.

Cumberland University’s MBA program gives graduates the opportunity to rise in their careers by offering an affordable degree at half the cost of the national average that can be earned fully online, on-campus, or in a hybrid mode in as little as 12 months.

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Cumberland University President Dr. Paul C. Stumb and Nashville State President Dr. Shanna L. Jackson

Nashville State President Dr. Shanna L. Jackson and Cumberland University President Dr. Paul C. Stumb sign an articulation agreement on the College's White Bridge campus as Karen Stevenson, dean of Business, Management, and Hospitality; Dr. Carol Martin-Osorio, vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; Dr. Carol Rothstein, vice president of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development; along with Cumberland's Vice President of Enrollment Services look on.