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Transfer: A Next Generation Convening (Video)

New England higher education professionals gathered last month at NEBHE’s Next Generation Transfer event at the College of the Holy Cross and called for increased open discussion of college transfer, with the aim of greater sharing of data, information and policy. Four in 10 students in New England transferred at least once in their college career,… Read more »

Next Generation Transfer: New England’s Evolving Transfer Landscape

Friday, January 19th, 2018 College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Campus Center Worcester, Massachusetts 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. New England has embarked on developing new systems to promote seamless transfer throughout the region. What have we learned thus far and what challenges lie ahead? Unpack current transfer data from the Community College Research Center… Read more »

An Interstate Transfer Passport: Its Time Has Come

Students in New England take increasingly varied pathways to a degree. They are highly mobile and move among two-year colleges and four-year public and private higher education institutions (HEIs), among four-year and two-year colleges and back, and transfer in-state and out-of state. Four in 10 students who begin college at a New England institution transfer… Read more »

NEBHE Announces New Transfer Initiative for Regional Student Program

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is launching a new interstate initiative to facilitate transfer from community colleges to out-of-state bachelor’s degree programs offered under NEBHE’s Regional Student Program (RSP), also known as Tuition Break. NEBHE’s RSP Community College Transfer Initiative is supported by a four-year $300,000 grant from the Lloyd G. Balfour… Read more »

Community Colleges Are Key Senders and Receivers of Transfer Students, Says Nat’l Report

Community colleges are often touted as a smart first step on the way to a four-year college, but they are frequently the destination of students transferring from four-year colleges as well, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse. More than half of students transferring from four-year public colleges and universities and more…

Reverse Transfer, E-Rates and a Simpler FAFSA

DC Shuttle … Senate bill would promote reverse transfer of credits. Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced legislation to support associate degrees for students who transfer between institutions without attaining a degree. The Correctly Recognizing Educational Achievements to Empower (CREATE) Graduates Act would encourage states to establish or expand “reverse transfer” programs…. Read more »

Community College Transfers Can Thrive at Best Colleges and Universities

Not surprisingly, low-income students are more likely than their higher-income peers to start postsecondary education at lower-cost community colleges than at four-year institutions. Add this fact to the booming enrollment at community colleges—approximately 7 million students or nearly half of all undergraduate students today—and one can quickly surmise that community colleges are an important starting… Read more »


State Capital Notes … Amid enrollment declines, state systems turn to new policies to fill seats and improve college completion Many state colleges and universities throughout the region are facing enrollment declines after a nationwide period of growth between 2006 and 2011 that saw overall enrollment increase by 3.2 million students. Among the reasons for… Read more »

Addressee Unknown: One in Three College Students Transfer Within Five Years

One-third of all students who began their postsecondary education in 2006 transferred (before earning a degree or certificate) to a different institution within a five-year period, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The report reveals that the majority of transfers occurred in students’ second year, regardless of the direction… Read more »

Despite Bad Press and Financial Hits, For-Profit Colleges Could Be Key Source of Transfers

In a recent article in Inside Higher Education, transfer expert Marc Cutright of the University of North Texas writes about the growing importance that four-year colleges and universities should place on students transferring from community college. Public colleges, led by community colleges, grant more than a half million associate degrees annually and the number grew… Read more »