ERIC Number: ED481950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of Transfer in the Commonwealth. SCHEV Research Report.
Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
This report, undertaken by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, intends to provide information on transfer students and identify obstacles faced by transfer students in order to create policy that will aid transfer students in the future. Key findings of the report are as follows: (1) transfer enrollments at public four-year institutions are not keeping pace with the number of students at two-year colleges who may plan to transfer; (2) a "2+2" model does not describe the majority of transfer students; (3) transfer activity on Virginia is a regional occurrence; (4) transfer rates for students who transfer to public institutions are lower that those for students who transfer to private institutions; (5) common characteristics of transfer students (age, academic load, finances) put these students at risk for not finishing their baccalaureate degree; (6) while dual degree programs have grown significantly in recent years for community college students, many students are having problems receiving credit for these courses at four-year institutions; and (7) earning excess credits and enrolling for a lengthened period of time at a two-year college level negatively impacts transfer students when they transfer to four-year institutions. After identifying the problems faced by transfer students, the report gives numerous suggestions for making the transition for transfer students a smoother and more successful experience. (Contains 19 tables.) (MZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia