To Improve Community College Transfer in Texas, Students Need Better Information

Mon, December 10, 2018
To Improve Community College Transfer in Texas, Students Need Better Information
By Lauren Schudde, Huriya Jabbar, and Andrea Chevalier.

Many college students who enter higher education through community colleges are students of color or students from low-income households who see community college as an affordable pathway to a bachelor’s degree. Despite their high aspirations, only 32% of students who enter community college ultimately transfer, and only 13% earn a bachelor’s degree. One barrier to degree attainment is “credit loss”- when earned credits from community college are not applicable at the four-year college. In Texas, multiple transfer policies and course transfer agreements between colleges known as institutional articulation agreements attempt to prevent this problem.

 

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