Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:50

RichmondCC, Fayetteville State craft dual-degree plan for accounting students

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 Dr. James A. Anderson, chancellor of Fayetteville State University, and Dr. Dale McInnis, president of Richmond Community College, recently signed an articulation agreement that will make earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting more affordable and accessible. Dr. James A. Anderson, chancellor of Fayetteville State University, and Dr. Dale McInnis, president of Richmond Community College, recently signed an articulation agreement that will make earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting more affordable and accessible. Richmond Community College

HAMLET — Richmond Community College and Fayetteville State University have created a dual-degree plan that will make it easier and more affordable for students to earn a four-year degree in accounting.


Dr. Dale McInnis, president of RichmondCC, and Dr. James A. Anderson, chancellor of FSU, signed an articulation agreement that will allow students to earn an associate degree from RichmondCC and a bachelor’s degree online from FSU in accounting. Students may also enroll simultaneously at both institutions, and they will receive a degree plan that will specify the courses required to complete the Associate in Applied Science in Accounting from RichmondCC and the Bachelor of Science in Accounting from FSU.

A Bachelor of Science in Accounting can lead to a career as a public accountant, forensic accountant or investigator, corporate accountant, internal auditor or tax examiner, to name a few.

“Fayetteville State University understands the importance of providing access and opportunity to students who aspire to continue and complete their educational goals,” said Anderson. “The partnership with Richmond Community College is a win-win for both institutions. RichmondCC students get the advantage of selecting from a range of online course offerings without confronting the burden of growing debt. Many of our online degree programs are ranked in the top 10 in the country.”

FSU’s Broadwell College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB International, a global nonprofit association which provides quality assurance to more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide. An accounting degree earned from an AACSB school is a recognized as a true achievement.

To qualify for this transfer program, a student must first complete the associate degree at RichmondCC, submit all application materials to FSU and meet all requirements for transfer admissions. Upon receipt of the student’s transcripts, FSU will award transfer credit for all courses included in the dual degree plan in which the student earned a final grade of C or higher.

“This dual-degree program with Fayetteville State University helps our students start their college education with a mapped-out plan that will save them time and money in the long run. Being able to complete the bachelor’s degree online also makes it easier for students who may want to enter the workforce after earning their associate degree,” said Patsy Stanley, director of Career & Transfer Services at RichmondCC. “We look forward to working with Dr. Anderson and his staff on more ways to make higher education more accessible to the people of Richmond and Scotland counties.”

If you’d like to learn more about the dual degree plan for accounting between RichmondCC and FSU, contact Stanley in the Career & Transfer Center at RichmondCC by calling 910-410-1830 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration is now open for summer classes at RichmondCC, so you can begin taking college classes this summer! Complete a free application online by visiting www.richmondcc.edu/admissions.