Vol State and Welch College Sign Transfer Agreement
Sumner County’s newest college, with a longstanding tradition in Nashville, has signed an agreement with Volunteer State Community College to make transfer between the two schools easier. Students can start at Vol State using Tennessee Promise for their first two years, and then continue to Welch College for a bachelor’s degree.
"It has been so good working with Vol State to achieve a seamless transfer pathway for their students,” said J. Matthew Pinson, Welch College president. “It's going to be great having more Vol State graduates attend Welch College for their junior and senior years and complete a bachelor's degree."
“We welcome Welch College to Sumner County,” said Vol State president, Jerry Faulkner. “This agreement will give our students another option for a clear path to a bachelor’s degree, all while staying in Sumner County.”
Welch College began operations in Nashville in 1942 as the Free Will Baptist Bible College. They changed the name to Welch College in 2012 and moved to Sumner County in 2017. Welch College offers over 40 different programs of study with degrees at the Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. Volunteer State Community College has more than 100 programs of study and offers two-year degrees, certificates and paths to university transfer.