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Reverse Transfer – A Commitment to Student Success

Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Nov. 3, 2016

According to recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse, community college students who transfer without having first completed an associate degree are less likely to get a bachelor’s degree than students who graduate from the community college first—56 percent versus 72 percent degree completion, respectively.

Sarah Hubbell, director of admissions, records and registration at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, said, Reverse Transfer can change that and help eliminate some of the risk for students in the process. “Students who receive their associate degree are more likely to finish their bachelor’s degree, increase their earning power, and improve their employment probabilities by showing competency and a dedication to finishing an educational milestone,” Hubbell said. Read more>

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