Report: Most Transfer Students Leave College Without 2-Year Degree

August 8, 2018
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A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that only 60,000 students out of more than one million who started their educations at two-year institutions transferred to another college after receiving a certificate or associate's degree.

The report also found that more than 350,000 community college students transferred to another institution without getting a degree.

"Community colleges play an incredibly important role in our higher education ecosystem, but this new research shows only a small number of community college students transfer to a four-year institution with a credential," Jason Taylor, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Utah, said in a news release. "The research also suggests that hundreds of thousands of community college transfer students could benefit from reverse transfer programs that help them complete associate's degrees they've earned."

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