Strengthening transfer paths to a bachelor's degree: identifying effective two-year to four-year college partnerships

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While preparing students academically for vertical transfer to four-year colleges has traditionally been viewed as the major responsibility of the home institutions, there is a growing consensus that the receiving institutions play a critical role in facilitating the transfer process and in supporting students' academic success after transfer. The goal of improving transfer outcomes cannot be fully achieved until colleges nationwide are provided with commonly accepted metrics and methods for measuring the effectiveness of transfer partnerships. Using the individual term-by-term college...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Quality; Pathways; Participation; Evaluation; Outcomes

Keywords: College; Community college; Partnership in education and training; Institutional role; Institutional characteristic; Articulation; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Student retention; Completion; Achievement; Benchmarking

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: Community College Research Center, 2017

Physical description: 29 p.

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Series: CCRC working paper; no. 93

Statement of responsibility: Di Xu, Florence Xiaotao Ran, John Fink, Davis Jenkins, Afet Dundar

A version of this paper was published in 'Community college review', vol. 46, no. 3, June 2018, pp. 231-256 with the title 'Collaboratively clearing the path to a baccalaureate degree: identifying effective 2- to 4-year college transfer partnerships'. The article is available for purchase on the publisher's website at:

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 128.629

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