Reverse-Transfer Student Programs: Promote the Success of Both the Students and the Institution

Posted on June 27, 2011 by


Data on graduation rates, as gathered by the National Center for Education Statistics for the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, count only first-time, full-time students who finish a degree at the institution at which they began in one and a half times the duration it would normally take to complete the degree.

So a student who transfers from a community college to a four-year institution and completes a bachelor’s degree counts as a failure, in graduation-rate terms, for both the community college and the four-year institution.

Help is coming from many different universities across the country that have agreements with community colleges in place to establish systems to ensure that transfer students with significant credits from two-year colleges are awarded associate degrees once they have completed the necessary coursework at their new institutions.

Is your college one of them? Were you aware of this possibility?

This article is a great resource to learn more about the topic.

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