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The Emerging Role of Public Higher Education Systems in Advancing Transfer Student Success

May 3, 2022

A useful and overlooked tool for scaling transfer student success and creating more seamless transfer experiences across multiple institutions.

The struggles and poor outcomes of transfer students have been well-established in this blog, as well as the broader literature, and need not be restated here. “Fixes” often focus on helping a prototypical student transfer vertically between a two-year institution and a four-year institution. Yet, the data show that students often transfer between multiple institutions, move multidirectionally among institutional types, and follow multiple pathways from the sending institution. So, fixing the transfer process between two institutions is not going to effectively move the dial on transfer student success.