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Transfer Students Face Debt, More Classes

Hechinger Report, Nov. 22, 2016

The proportion of students who transfer is at record levels. More than two-thirds who earn bachelor’s degrees from four-year institutions today have changed colleges at least once, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which estimates that an average of about 342,000 students change school each year.

Some policymakers also can’t believe that universities and colleges still haven’t worked out a way of accepting each others’ credits, a problem that wastes $6 billion a year in tuition, the National College Transfer Center estimates, and is a little-noticed but major reason students go deep into debt or never graduate. Read more in The Hechinger Report>


Most undergraduates lose all or some of their credits when they transfer, costing extra time and money


 


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