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Education Department Releases New Data on Transfer

Published Nov 10, 2023

By Sara Weissman, Inside Higher Ed

The U.S. Department of Education this week released new data highlighting the community colleges and universities that best serve transfer students and the most successful transfer partnerships between two-year and four-year institutions across the country.

Department officials announced the new data Thursday at a summit on improving transfer policy at Northern Virginia Community College. About 200 higher ed leaders and government officials from 11 states were in attendance, according to a press release from the department.

Mamie Voight, president and CEO of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, said in an email that the new data “elevate bright spots among both sending and receiving institutions, and offer practical insights about policies that can pave clear transfer pathways for students.”

“By showcasing and celebrating strong partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions nationwide, these data will spark deeper, more meaningful policy conversations in states and communities committed to providing supports that foster success and completion among students who transfer,” she said.

Read the full article at Inside Higher Ed.

Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education Raise the Bar: Tackling Transfer to Increase Access, Improve Completion, and Prepare Today’s Workforce Summit on November 9, 2023.