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ERIC Number: ED561000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Students on the Move: How States Are Responding to Increasing Mobility among Postsecondary Students. Transfer & Articulation: Postsecondary
Millard, Maria
Education Commission of the States
Once considered an infrequent occurrence, transferring between colleges is now common. More than one-third of all college graduates today transferred at least once prior to earning their degrees. The vast majority of non-traditional and lower-income students begin their college careers in community colleges, institutions designed to facilitate transfer for most of their enrolled students. For these students, transfer policy is particularly critical. Community college transfers who have all or almost all of their credits transferred are two-and-a-half times more likely to graduate compared to students who had less than half of their credits transfer. For this report, the Education Commission of the States (ECS) reviewed transfer and articulation policies in the 50 states to get a sense of how policymakers are responding in law to these changes. In the modern postsecondary environment, it is clear transfer policies are more important than ever. The following are appended: (1) State counts on specific transfer policies; and (2) Glossary.
Education Commission of the States. ECS Distribution Center, 700 Broadway Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460. Tel: 303-299-3692; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Louisiana; West Virginia