Lone Star College and Mississippi State University partnership offers seamless transfer path

By: Bill Van Rysdam
| Published 04/08/2024

Lone Star College and Mississippi State University held an Articulation Partnership Signing Ceremony at LSC-University Center at The Woodlands. Pictured are Dwight L. Smith, Ed.D., LSC vice chancellor, Academic and Workforce Success and Mark E. Keenum, Ph.D., MSU president.

HOUSTON, TX -- The Lone Star College-University Center works with four-year universities to help students earn an undergraduate degree close to home. LSC recently signed an articulation agreement with Mississippi State University (MSU) to assist students with earning a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from that institution.

“The Lone Star College and Mississippi State University partnership will provide the framework to develop degree plans designed to enhance students’ educational experience at both institutions,” said Dwight L. Smith, Ed.D., LSC vice chancellor, Academic and Workforce Success. “The degree plans will keep Lone Star College students focused toward completing their four-year degree close to home, saving them time and money.”

The LSC and MSU articulation agreement will create advanced opportunities for LSC students to further their interest and education in their chosen fields. They will work with their LSC advisors to develop a transfer degree plan, allowing them to use their associate degree coursework to earn a bachelor’s degree at MSU. Additionally, students are eligible for reverse transfer credit in which they can use academic hours earned at MSU to apply and receive an associate degree from LSC.

“The BAS degree is the best of worlds because graduates have both a technical skill and a four-year degree, the knowledge and understanding to move up the ladder, become leaders or start their own businesses,” said Mark Keenum, Ph.D., MSU president. “This partnership is a win for our students, our colleges and it’s definitely a win for the economy because it’s building a better and stronger workforce and raising post-secondary education attainment levels.”

LSC students transferring to MSU will not pay an application fee and may be eligible for merit and need-based financial aid. Learn more about MSU’s transfer process at and MSU’s Bachelor of Applied Science program at

Lone Star College assisted more than 16,000 students in fall 2023 to transfer to a higher educational institution. LSC has articulation agreements with over 50 four-year colleges and universities. Visit for more information on LSC’s transfer opportunities.

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