Posts Tagged: transfer

Student Transfer: A Check on New England Progress

Higher education students in the U.S. have been transferring at record levels. Today, more than two-thirds who earn bachelor's degrees from four-year institutions have changed colleges at least once, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. However, the U.S. Department of Education reported in 2015 that on average, students who transfer lose 13 credits already earned and pa...

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 from one institution to another at lea...

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 than 40% of students transferring from four-...

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 ...

Transference!

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 this drop off is the improving econo...

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 of transfer (vertical, ...

Pattenaude Emphasizes Higher Ed as Key in Maine

University of Maine System Chancellor Richard L. Pattenaude emphasized the confluence of economic development and higher education in a joint session of the Maine state Senate and House of Representatives in his "State of the University" biennial address on March 30. “Historically, higher education has meant personal growth and discovery, creating and preserving knowledge, and helping our...