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ERIC Number: ED542195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Transfer Is a Key Strategy in Baccalaureate Degree Attainment. Policy Brief
Clements-Sampson, Sara; Smith, Andi; Spaulding, Randy
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Over the past several decades, a bachelor's degree has become an increasingly important tool for workers interested in pursuing the jobs of tomorrow. For the thousands of students who begin their college careers at community and technical colleges, transfer is essential in realizing their goal of attaining a bachelor's degree and ensuring they can compete for jobs that require higher levels of education. Almost all occupations are becoming more complex and require workers prepared with higher levels of education than in the past. Analysis of migration trends indicates that in addition to high numbers of workers moving to the state in computer science and engineering, between 1995 and 2000 there has been a substantial net in-migration of workers at the baccalaureate level and higher in construction, hospitality, sales, and management occupations. As national and state economic trends continue to illustrate shifts toward occupations that require higher levels of education, policy makers must ensure that Washington citizens are provided the opportunity to compete for these jobs. By doing so, policy makers also ensure that employers have the skilled workers they need to serve the community and foster economic growth. (Contains 11 endnotes.)
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. 917 Lakeridge Way SW, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Tel: 360-753-7800; Fax: 360-753-7808; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Identifiers - Location: Washington