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.