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


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.

To learn more about the Cumberland’s Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business, visit

About Cumberland University

Now in its 180th year, Cumberland University has been advancing its long tradition of excellence to rise, endure, prosper, and illuminate the world. Recognized as one of the fastest-growing liberal arts universities in the state of Tennessee, Cumberland continues to evolve to meet the needs of a diverse and expanding community while providing a transformational higher education experience through more than 80 fully-accredited academic programs of study at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Masters level.

About Nashville State Community College

Since 1970, Nashville State Community College has provided quality, affordable and accessible higher education to Middle Tennessee. The College offers more than 80 associate degree and technical certificate programs in a wide variety of sectors from healthcare, information technology, the sciences, and humanities, to accounting, business management, and the culinary arts. Classes are available on several campuses in Davidson, Dickson, Humphreys, and Montgomery counties and online.

Transfer Agreements (Formal Academic Articulation Agreements)

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