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Community college plays significant role in higher education

By Suzanne M. Johnson, president of Green River College, April 11, 2018 How many college graduates get their start at a community college? Among all students who completed a degree at a four-year college in 2015-16, 49 percent had enrolled at a two-year college in the previous 10 years (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 2017).…

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Colleges slowly come around to accepting transfer students’ work

The Washington Post, April 8, 2018 Thirty-seven percent of students today transfer at least once in their college careers, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which tracks the issue; of those, nearly half change schools more than once. Now, there are signs schools are slowly lowering the barriers for transfer students, as much as…

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Iowa Board of Regents Push for Reverse Transfer

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), March 22, 2018 The Iowa Department of Education together with the Board of Regents announced efforts to help community college students who transfer to a four-year university before earning a degree more easily receive a retroactive credential from the school they left. Read more about reverse transfer>…

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SUNY Cortland Earns National Recognition for Transfer Success

SUNY Cortland, Feb. 20, 2018 “Transfers aren’t an afterthought at SUNY Cortland,” said Greg Diller ’07, the College’s transfer mobility advisor in Advisement and Transition. “They’re not just grouped in with everyone else. There are transfer-specific resources and opportunities — everything from our transfer buddy program to the physical lounge space that exists for non-traditional…

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New UT-Austin Online Tool Will Decrease Time to Degree

The University of Texas at Austin, Feb. 15, 2018 With a $500,000 grant from Greater Texas Foundation, The University of Texas at Austin will develop a new online tool allowing students across Texas and the nation to better understand how to transfer college credits between institutions. The tool will help solve a frustrating challenge currently…

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The Common Application Announces Early Adopters of New Transfer Application

The Common Application, Feb. 15, 2018 A report by The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center tracking students over a 6-year period notes, “Among those students who do transfer, 45 percent transfer more than once. The greatest number of transfer students come from two-year public colleges—almost 40 percent of transfers originate from these institutions.” In response,…

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Why Transfer Mission Matters

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 5, 2018 Community colleges may not be the obvious route to a four-year degree to some observers, but in states like Florida and California, the transfer role is essential to the states’ ability to produce bachelor’s degrees. And they particularly help minority and low-income students earn bachelor’s degrees. Learn more>…

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Column: The importance of community colleges

Chicago Tribune, Dec. 29, 2017 In 1947, the Truman Commission Report — Higher Education for American Democracy — proved instrumental in re-shaping post-secondary education by aligning it with America’s role as leader in the post-World War II era. Moreover, a dramatic surge in national population was underway and commercial markets were expanding. The Report’s recommendations included…

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KCTCS, University of Kentucky Sign Reverse Transfer Agreement

KYForward, Nov. 15, 2017 The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the University of Kentucky (UK) have signed a reverse transfer agreement to help more students earn associate degrees beginning in the 2018 spring semester. Former KCTCS students that transfer to UK before earning an associate degree can have UK credits applied toward…

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