Why COVID-19 Could Force Colleges to Fix Their Transfer Problems
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Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Thousands of students are confronting fiscal, family, and academic concerns as they decide which college—if any—makes the most sense this fall.
With so many families facing a sudden loss of income, some students who were planning to attend out-of-state or private institutions are taking another look at less-expensive public regional colleges. That could mean an influx of students looking to transfer, putting more pressure on enrollment-hungry institutions to fix a long-broken system.