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CCCC, Methodist University begin partnership

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11.02.2020College & CommunityCollege General

SANFORD - Central Carolina Community College and Methodist University have signed an agreement that will allow CCCC students a more seamless transfer to Methodist.

Methodist will accept students who complete Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied science degrees and meet eligibility criteria. These students will receive joint academic financial aid counseling and academic advising from both institutions and students may be eligible for the prestigious Methodist University Presidential Scholarship. Participating CCCC students will also be able to take up to eight credits of Methodist classes at current CCCC tuition rates.

"We know how important transfer options are for our students," said CCCC President Dr. Lisa M. Chapman. "This agreement with our Methodist University partners not only supports alignment of coursework between CCCC and Methodist, it also strengthens successful transfer through joint advising and financial aid counseling as well as co-enrollment opportunities that enhance shared resource access for students."

Methodist University President Dr. Stanley T. Wearden said of the agreement: "We are pleased to have the opportunity to offer a smooth transfer and articulation process for students coming from Central Carolina Community College. Central Carolina is one of the most important colleges in the state and we're thrilled that this is one of our first agreements. It's a great moment and ground-breaking agreement for us."

"We are delighted to enter into this partnership with Methodist University," said Scott Byington, CCCC Dean of University Transfer and Advising. "At CCCC, we are always seeking to work with other colleges and universities that can offer high quality educational experiences for our graduates. In addition to having many great program options, Methodist University has offered a unique package of benefits that will likely interest CCCC students."

Methodist University is an independent, four-year institution of higher education with more than 2,300 students from across the U.S. and more than 70 countries. Methodist offers 80 majors and concentrations, masters and doctoral-level programs (on campus and online options), numerous clubs and organizations, and 20 NCAA III intercollegiate sports. To learn more about Methodist, visit

Central Carolina Community College offers a wide variety of programs, as students can earn associate degrees or college transfer credits, diplomas, or certificates. CCCC also offers instruction in such areas as Short-term Job Training, College & Career Readiness, Personal Interests, Business & Industry, and Emergency Services Training. CCCC has been nationally ranked as No. 25 in The Best Community Colleges & Trade Schools of 2020 by BestColleges and ranked first in the Niche 2020 Best Community Colleges in North Carolina rankings. To learn more about CCCC, visit