Lipscomb, Nashville State team up for dual enrollment program

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6:20pm
Staff reports

Lipscomb University announced a dual admission program with Nashville State Community College Tuesday, marking the first private school-community college program in the state.

The program allows students at Nashville State to apply for the program and be admitted to Lipscomb upon completion of an associate’s degree.

“With the student being enrolled in both places, it allows us to monitor the student’s academic progress together to help ensure they are on track to continue their education after they complete their associates degree at Nashville State,” said Aaron Burtch, director of transfer recruiting at Lipscomb, in a press release. “We are making a concerted effort to make the transition as smooth as possible for the student.”

According to a Lipscomb news release, the program began taking applications in the fall and has admitted two students so far.

Middle Tennessee State University announced a similar dual admission plan with Nashville State in March.

2 Comments on this post:

By: localboy on 4/25/12 at 8:06

Wow, some things are just so obvious but take so long to put in place...a similar program with MTSU was put into place in March 2012-now that's thinking outside the box! Seems like this would have been worked out between Board of Regent schools long ago.

By: RTungsten on 4/26/12 at 3:58

In a similar program, Vanderbilt has established a dual enrollment program for their students and Cumberland Heights.