Signature 13 Tracking Transfer: Measures of Effectiveness in Helping Community College Students to Complete Bachelor’s Degrees

Investigates postsecondary student transfer outcomes in order to provide institutions and states with metrics for benchmarking and measuring community college student completion progress. Findings reveal that out of 852,439 students who first enrolled at a community college in fall 2010, 31.5 percent (268,749) transferred to a four-year institution within six years. Forty-two percent of those who transferred earned a bachelor’s degree within six years of starting in the community college (just 13 percent of the original starting cohort).

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