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ERIC Number: ED616262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Bucking the Trend: How Some Institutions Grew Their Transfer Enrollment amid a Pandemic. A Journalist's Report. COVID-19 Transfer, Mobility, and Progress Series
Field, Kelly
National Student Clearinghouse
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports on the shifting transfer landscape during COVID-19 in a rapid response report series titled "COVID-19 Transfer Mobility, and Progress." Commissioned by the Research Center, this special journalist's report offers insights into how some colleges were able to grow their transfer enrollment in 2020-2021 even as numbers were declining nationally. From a sample of roughly 400 colleges with double-digit increases in overall transfer enrollment, the Research Center identified a dozen that showed an unusual growth in upward transfer enrollment during the fall 2020 and/or the spring 2021 compared to their pre-pandemic enrollment trends. Kelly Field spoke with campus officials there to learn more about their growth. The report continues with an examination of the increase in upward mobility into highly selective colleges and concludes with a look at the transfer challenges ahead, as colleges emerge from the ongoing pandemic. [This is a special report in the "COVID-19 Transfer Mobility, and Progress" series. For the previous report "COVID-19 Transfer, Mobility, and Progress: Academic Year 2020-2021 Report. Fifth in the Series," see ED616263]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A