Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Good Outcomes for Transfers from community colleges completing at 4-year institutions - Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed

Study finds that students who start at community college earn bachelor's degrees at much lower rates -- but those who transfer fare as well as (or better than) "native" four-year-college students. Students who enrolled in community colleges were significantly less likely to earn bachelor's degrees and had lower early-career earnings than peers who went directly to four-year institutions, but those who ultimately transferred to four-year colleges performed equally to those who went directly into four-year institutions, a new study has found. The research, published by the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College, examines terrain that has become increasingly important as more students (often encouraged by policy makers) consider enrolling in two-year institutions because they are less expensive. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/05/03/study-finds-comparatively-good-outcomes-community-college-transfers

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