Lipscomb University, Nashville State Announce Partnership for Pathway to Bachelor's Degree


Students at Nashville State Community College have a new pathway to earning a bachelor’s degree thanks to a new partnership with Lipscomb University’s online program.

Shanna L. Jackson, Nashville State Community College president, and Candice McQueen, Lipscomb University president, along with other college representatives announced the new articulation and transfer agreement in a ceremony held at Nashville State’s White Bridge campus on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

The articulation and transfer agreement allows students who complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Nashville State to seamlessly transfer to Lipscomb to earn a bachelor’s degree through its online program.

“Nashville State has been a strong partner with Lipscomb University for a number of years. This agreement solidifies that partnership and the pathway it provides for students to continue to pursue their educational goals after they graduate from Nashville State,” said Lipscomb University President Candice McQueen. “We look forward to this collaboration and in partnering together to make a difference in the lives of students.”

The agreement defines academic and administrative coordination between both institutions. Students who successfully complete the associate degree offered by Nashville State are eligible to receive a 20% tuition discount when they enroll in Lipscomb Online. Lipscomb Online provides a flexible and convenient way for students to continue their studies to earn a bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate programs are offered in business leadership, customer experience, data analytics, entertainment management, hospitality management, integrated studies, organizational communication, psychology, public administration, strategic leadership, supply chain and operations management, technology management, and nursing.

Jackson said she appreciates the collaboration with Lipscomb and the way the partnership will benefit students and the community.

“At Nashville State, we remain focused on establishing strong transfer pathways for our students and appreciate Lipscomb University’s collaborative spirit and work to make this partnership a reality,” Dr. Jackson said. “Knowing the flexibility provided by online learning and that many of our programs align, Lipscomb Online is an option worth exploring for any graduating Nashville State student.”

To qualify for the tuition discount, students must meet the admissions requirements of Lipscomb’s online program, must apply for admission, and be accepted by the university. For more information about Lipscomb Online or to apply, visit

Transfer Agreements (Formal Academic Articulation Agreements)

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Nashville State Community College President Dr. Shanna L. Jackson and Lipscomb University President Dr. Candice McQueen signing an articulation agreement providing a pathway to a bachelor's degree at Lipscomb Online for graduating Nashville State students who want to continue their education.
Nashville State Community College and Lipscomb University signed an articulation agreement providing a pathway to a bachelor's degree at Lipscomb Online for graduating Nashville State students who want to continue their education.

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