Report: Most Transfer Students Leave College Without Two-Year Degree
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that only 60,000 students out of more than one million who started their educations at two-year institutions transferred to another college after receiving a certificate or associate's degree.
The report also found that more than 350,000 community college students transferred to another institution without getting a degree.
To improve these outcomes, the research suggests that hundreds of thousands of community college transfer students could benefit from reverse transfer programs that help them complete associate's degrees they've earned.