There’s room for much improvement with the student transfer experience. Data from the Research Center provides insight to support the changes that need to be made.
First Community College to Graduate and Professional Degrees Snapshot Report released.
“Tracking Transfer: New Measures in Helping Community College Students to Complete Bachelor’s Degrees” released.
Michelle Blackwell, National Manager of Reverse Transfer for the National Student Clearinghouse, will discuss reverse transfer policies, best practices and challenges at National Forum on Education Policy.
For many students pursuing higher education and earning a bachelor’s degree isn’t always a linear pathway. Their journey illustrates a growing trend explored in the Research Center’s Snapshot 26 Report, which sheds light on the role of community colleges in postsecondary success.
Credit When It’s Due Initiative Leads to 15,000 More Associate Degrees Nationwide Via Reverse Credit Transfer
In its first three years, more than 15,000 transfer students completed their associate degree via reverse credit transfer, and this number continues to rise as implementation efforts evolve and are scaled.
Many students begin their studies at a community college but transfer to a four-year college or university prior to completing an associate degree.
Reverse transfer of credit leads to an associate degree. It motivates students to return to college, obtain their degree and advance their career.
The Interstate Passport — a newly designed framework of learning outcomes and proficiency criteria — is aimed at improving graduation rates, shortening time to degree, and saving students’ money.