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RichmondCC partners with Coker College to offer online bachelor’s degrees in business management, criminology, psychology

Dr. Dale McInnis, president of Richmond Community College, and Dr. Robert L. Wyatt, president of Coker College, sign the articulation agreement that creates a bridge program between the two institutions. Also attending the signing was Coker’s mascot, Striker.
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HAMLET — Richmond Community College has partnered with Coker College, soon to be Coker University, to offer 100 percent online bachelor’s degree programs in business management, criminology and psychology for RichmondCC graduates.

RichmondCC graduates who earn their associate degree in business administration, criminal justice or human services can transfer those credits directly into Coker’s 100 percent online business management, criminology or psychology program, giving students two years of completed course requirements toward their bachelor’s degree. These flexible, online programs operate on an accelerated schedule, allowing students to finish their bachelor’s degree in just two years. Coker will award a $2,000-per year RichmondCC Online Advantage Scholarship (for up to three years) to RichmondCC graduates (present and past) of the Associate in Applied Science degrees in Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Psychology who pursue the 100 percent online bachelor’s program.   

“Coker is excited to partner with Richmond Community College to give students the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree in as little as two years,” says Elaine Hodges, director of transfer and online admissions at Coker. “Online degree programs are a great option for students desiring flexibility and convenience, especially if they are juggling responsibilities such as families and jobs. We’re also hoping to see some RichmondCC graduates working toward their bachelor’s degree in one of our 40 subject areas by attending classes on Coker’s campus.” 

Coker College is a student-focused, comprehensive college with a strong liberal arts core located in Hartsville, South Carolina.


Coker’s online degree programs begin in August and January. RichmondCC graduates interested in joining the online bridge program can complete an application online. In May, RichmondCC graduates will be eligible for the first cohort beginning in August and are encouraged to apply immediately. 

“This is a great partnership with a great university, and we look forward to building upon this relationship with Coker College and the impact it will have on our students,” said Patsy Stanley, director of Career & Transfer Services at RichmondCC.

For more information about RichmondCC’s partnership with Coker College, contact Stanley at 910-410-1830 or pjstanley@richmondcc.edu, or contact Hodges at ehodges@coker.edu or 843-857-4194.


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