Cumberland University, Nashville State Create Transfer Pathway For Business Students

Dr. Stumb and Dr. Jackson

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. Students can earn a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA) fully on-campus, fully online, or in a hybrid mode at Cumberland.

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 to creating more opportunities for graduates who hold an associate degree, this articulation offers Cumberland Bachelor of Business Administration graduates 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

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