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ERIC Number: EJ875716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
They Need Help: Transfer Students from Four-Year to Four-Year Institutions
Li, Dai
Review of Higher Education, v33 n2 p207-238 Win 2010
This study examines the bachelor's degree attainment among students who first matriculate in four-year institutions but who then transfer to other four-year institutions. It constitutes a contribution to the research that has primarily studied transferring students who start at two-year colleges. This study uses Heckman's two-step model to correct the sample selection bias. The major finding of this study is that transfer students, especially those with broken enrollment, have a much lower probability of bachelor's degree attainment than students with unbroken enrollment. Possible policies to improve the efficiency of four-to-four transfer are also discussed. (Contains 8 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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