From Carolina to Colorado; The Citadel helps students complete their business degrees in seven states

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Two-year transfer students can complete business degrees from their hometowns, online

The Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business (BSB) at The Citadel is expanding its ability to help even more students from two-year schools earn a full Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.

The BSB finalized agreements with five additional two-year schools — adding to the 27 partner-institutions that the school announced in 2019.

The agreements enable students at the partner schools who are completing Associate in Applied Science (AAS) business degrees to be automatically accepted into the BSB at The Citadel. In addition, community and technical college graduates who are already holding an AAS in business can seamlessly transfer all credits to The Citadel.

Eligible students then complete their education and finish with a degree from The Citadel, which has one of the top-ranked, online and part-time business programs in the country. More than 100 transfer students are already studying in the BSB since the first round of agreements were finalized.

Jeremy Bennett, Ph.D., Jeremy Bennet, director of the business degree completion program at The Citadel
Jeremy Bennett, Ph.D.

“The Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business is excited to offer even more students, from even more parts of the country, the opportunity to seamlessly transfer their two-year degree into a four-year business degree from The Citadel,” said Jeremy Bennett, Ph.D., director of the college transfer program for the BSB. “It’s especially important to provide opportunities like this during the COVID-19 pandemic, since it offers students a chance to complete their degrees online, in their hometowns, without losing credit hours or money in through the normal transfer processes.”

This program is part of the College Transfer Program, which provides students with non-cadet, civilian classes. Students also have the option to choose between studying online, on campus, or both. Though the BSB has offered online education for years, the program — as well as those for the entire college — has been strengthened since the emergency transition to all remote learning in Spring 2020.

“At Tri-County, we create educational pathways that improve the economic mobility of the people living in our communities,” said Galen DeHay, Ph.D., president of Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, South Carolina. “By partnering with The Citadel, we can help ensure our students have more opportunities to further their education, and earn a bachelor’s degree, which leads to a family-sustaining wage.”

The five new schools partnered with The Citadel are:

  • Piedmont Technical College – Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Pikes Peak Community College – Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Spartanburg Community College – Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Tri-County Technical College – Pendleton, South Carolina
  • Virginia Western Community College – Roanoke, Virginia

“Most of these institutions reached out themselves to establish the partnerships, after learning about our initial agreements,” said Bennett. “The Citadel will also consider working with students from technical and community colleges in other areas across the nation for this educational opportunity.”

Baker School of Business partnerships

The full list of two-year colleges that have signed agreements with The Citadel includes:

South Carolina

Aiken Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Northeastern Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
Williamsburg Technical College


Albany Technical College
Atlanta Technical College
Georgia Highlands College
Georgia Military College
Gwinnett Technical College
Lanier Technical College
Oconee Fall Line Technical College
South Georgia Technical College

North Carolina

Beaufort County Community College
Carteret Community College
Central Piedmont Community College
Isothermal Community College
Richmond Community College
Sampson Community College


Danville Community College
Germanna Community College
Virginia Western Community College

West Virginia

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
BridgeValley Community and Technical College


Calhoun Community College


Pikes Peak Community College

For more information, or to apply, please visit The Citadel’s BSBA degree completion website.