According to a study released last Tuesday, only 14% of students who start out in the community college system actually make the leap to a 4-year college and graduate. That the transfer system boasts some leaks is not a surprise to those of us who’ve been working in the field, but that the leak is so significant is stunning.
The reason we want to talk about this statistic this week on Navigating Change, and the transfer system in general, is that we’re seeing an increasing impact on the 4-year colleges, and an increased sense of ownership by these schools that this is not a “Community College Problem” alone — that it’s a challenge of shared ownership and responsibility to address it.
Links & Notes
- Transfer System from 2-Year to 4-Year Colleges Isn’t Working, Report Says
- New Report Ranks States Based on Colleges’ Performance in Helping Students Transfer to Four-Year Universities and Earn Bachelor’s Degrees