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Bevill State and UM-Tupelo Begins Partnerships

June 23, 2015

Bevill State Community College and the University of Mississippi at Tupelo have entered into a partnership to help Bevill State graduates transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at UM-Tupelo.  The partnership ensures that previously earned academic coursework at Bevill State transfers to a UM bachelor’s degree program.  Among the programs available to graduates include: Accountancy, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, General Studies, Liberal Studies, Paralegal Studies, and Social Work.

“The forging of this partnership provides greater choices and access to Bevill State students who wish to continue their education and pursue a bachelor’s degree. With the combination of offerings, customer service, and location, we are confident this partnership will be a great success,” said Dr. Leslie Cummings, dean of Instruction at Bevill State.

This proximity also allows Bevill State graduates to take advantage of in-state tuition at UM-Tupelo.  There are also a number of financial assistance programs and scholarships available to Bevill State students including the Oesterling Regional Campus Out-of-State Scholarship, the UM Regional Campus Scholarship, and the UM Regional First Generation Scholarships.

Bevill State students planning to transfer to UM-Tupelo may be admitted by earning an associates degree from Bevill State intended for transfer to a four-year college with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average as calculated by The University of Mississippi.

“We are committed to finding ways to improve students’ options and the opportunities they need to reach their academic objectives. The location, offerings, and financial assistance provided through this partnership is the result of those efforts. We look forward to the many successes our partnership with UM-Tupelo will bring to our students,” said Dr. Kim Ennis, Bevill State’s Dean of Students.

"We're excited that UM-Tupelo has been given this wonderful opportunity to work collaboratively with Bevill State. By working together with an institution known for their commitment to providing educational opportunity and fostering student success, I am confident that we will provide an efficient, affordable path to a bachelor’s degree for many students in the years to come," said Dr. Derek Markley, executive director of the University of Mississippi’s Tupelo and Booneville campuses.

For the complete Regional Campus Transfer Guide for Undergraduates, and additional information about the partnership, admission requirements, and financial aid options, visit www.olemiss.edu/tupelo.

Bachelor Program Agreements

  • Accountancy
  • Business Administration & Managerial Finance
  • Business Administration & Marketing
  • Business Administration Management (HR)
  • Criminal Justice (Corrections)
  • Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement)
  • Education - Elementary & Special Education
  • Education - English
  • Education - Mathematics
  • Education - Social Studies
  • General Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Social Work