Tripping Over Transfer Credit Policy
John Mullane, Community College Daily
With the costs of higher education soaring and states facing huge budget deficits, community colleges are the last affordable route to a bachelor’s degree for many students. This is especially true for low-income, minority, and first-generation college students who are more likely to begin their undergraduate studies at a community college.
But the national conversation about college access, affordability, graduation rates, and the $1.6 trillion in student loan debt seems to miss the transfer credit issue.