Historically Black Albany State University in Georgia has entered into a partnership with Columbus Technical College. The partnership will create a pathway for students pursuing a career in nursing, as well as, more than 20 business-related fields.
Columbus Technical College students who have completed their associate degree in nursing will be able to transfer seamlessly to the bachelor’s degree in nursing program at Albany State University. Transfers must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.80 or better and achieved licensure from the National Council of the State Board of Nursing.
The agreement also allows for an easy transfer for students who have earned than 20 different associate degrees to Albany State University’s bachelor degree programs. Included are Columbus Tech degrees in accounting, business management, human resource management, culinary arts, engineering, computer support, computer networking, cybersecurity, criminal justice, and early childhood education.
“The opportunity for CTC alumni to continue their education through a baccalaureate degree with ASU creates an accessible opportunity. We are committed to serving the educational growth of students and the economic development of the community,” said Angela Peters, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albany State University.
Columbus Technical College enrolls just over 3,300 students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 45 percent of the student body.