Transfer Working Papers
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is undertaking an examination of the state transfer system through the development of a series of working papers. The purpose of the series is to identify the most serious challenges facing Virginia higher education institutions as they seek to facilitate transfer, and to foster constructive discussion of how to address those challenges.
Included here is the first working paper entitled Two-year to Four-year Transfer: Macro Trends. This paper identifies trends in transfer growth from two- to four-year institutions, demographic characteristics of transfer students, and baccalaureate degree completion for those transferring with, and without, the associate degree. Topics for subsequent papers will include alternate forms of student transfer and mobility, transfer among underrepresented populations, and current transfer policy and future implications.
Two-year to Four-year Transfer: Macro Trends [Updated: August 6, 2009]