COVID-19 Transfer, Mobility, and Progress
First Look Fall 2020 Report
Oct. 26, 2020
Author(s): Causey, J., Harnack-Eber, A., Huie, F., Lang, R., Liu, Q., Ryu, M., and Shapiro, D.
Organization(s): National Students Clearinghouse Research Center
Even before the pandemic turned the higher education landscape on its head, many college students intending to transfer struggled to manage the complexities of available transfer options. This task is particularly daunting for underrepresented student groups. A new report shows increased transfers from community colleges to four-year institutions in the first fall semester of the pandemic. According to the study, continuing students are the driver of these increases in upward transfer.