• How does your community college credits apply towards a Bachelor's degree?

    Columbia State is committed to helping you reach your educational goals. Through a variety of programs and agreements transferring your credits to a four-year institution has never been easier.

    Complete your Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree through one of our many transfer agreements. All of your courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Tennessee public university and will count toward completion of that particular major.

    Learn more about TN Transfer Pathways.

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Programs and agreements have been established for students to earn a Bachelor's or Master's degree at a Columbia State campus, online, or by easily transferring to a 4-year institution. There are several options to choose from:

Tennessee Transfer Pathways
Students entering a community college in Tennessee who select a major within the Tennessee Transfer Pathways, complete required courses and earn an associate's degree can transition seamlessly as a junior to any Tennessee public university, or at participating Tennessee independent colleges and universities. All earned credit hours will apply toward a bachelor's degree in the same discipline. Learn about TTPs. View a listing of Columbia State Tennessee Transfer Pathway programs.

Private schools member of TICUA have fully accepted pathways in which all courses transfer with equivalency. A list of schools and Pathways are available at http://www.ticua.org/pathways/.

Program to Program
Officially referred to as "transfer guides", Columbia State has forged relationships with state and private institutions where a Bachelor's degree can be started at Columbia State, and finished at the participating university. This assures a seamless transfer, and prevents wasted credit hours that may not transfer.

Bachelor's and Master's On Campus
This is similar to the Program to Program transfer guides, but with a major difference -- all or most courses are taught at a Columbia State campus. These include the popular 2+2 and 3+1 degree programs.

TN eCampus Bachelor's Degree
After the two-year degree is earned, or approximately 60 hours of course work is completed, students may then select a four-year institution to earn a four-year TN eCampus degree.

Course Transfer
Students who may not wish to seek a degree at Columbia State can still take courses at one of our campuses or online, and many of those courses will transfer to other colleges or universities.

For additional information on transferring from a community college to a 4-year institution or to another community college visit Tennessee Transfer Pathway.

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