Historically Black Alcorn State University in Mississippi has formed a partnership with Copiah-Lincoln Community College to make it easier for community college students to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree.
Copiah-Lincoln Community College operates campuses in Wesson, Mendenhall, and Natchez, Mississippi. The college enrolls just under 3,000 students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 40 percent of the undergraduate student body.
Under the agreement, students who complete specific associate degree requirements at the community college will receive guaranteed admission to Alcorn State University’s four-year degree programs. The agreement covers the following majors: nursing, social work, education, chemistry, math, computer science, and business with an opportunity for future expansion of program offerings.
“We are extremely excited to continue to grow our long-standing relationship with Co-Lin Community College,” said Felecia M. Nave, president of Alcorn State University. “It is important to remove barriers that may hinder students’ access to college. This agreement allows our local students to seamlessly transition from a two-year degree to a four-year degree program. We want to make it as easy as possible to ensure students can continue their educational journey.”