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ERIC Number: ED504666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-29
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Community Colleges and Higher Education: How do State Transfer and Articulation Policies Impact Student Pathways? CRPE Working Paper 2008-4
Goldhaber, Dan; Gross, Betheny; DeBurgomaster, Scott
Center on Reinventing Public Education
This paper reviews state cross-institutional policies designed to better integrate state community colleges with traditional four-year colleges and university system schools, commonly referred to as "transfer and articulation policies," and examines how patterns of college attendance, transfer, and degree earning vary across states with different policies. While a descriptive analysis such as this can not confirm whether the policies actually change students' behavior, our findings of a positive (though not consistent) association between state policies and student post-secondary attendance and transfer rates give good reason to continue exploring the role of these policies in students' post-secondary decisions and successes. (Contains 8 tables.)
Center on Reinventing Public Education. University of Washington Bothell Box 358200, Seattle, WA 98195. Tel: 206-685-2214; Fax: 206-221-7402; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education
Authoring Institution: Washington University, Center on Reinventing Public Education
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A