Student Transfer and Mobility: Pathways, Scale, and Outcomes for Student Success
Author(s): Shapiro, D. T.
Editor(s): Poisel, M. A., & Joseph, S.
Citation: Shapiro, D. T. (2018). Student Transfer and Mobility: Pathways, Scale, and Outcomes for Student Success. In Poisel, M. A., & Joseph, S., Building Transfer Student Pathways for College and Career Success (pp. 1-16). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.
This chapter outlines postsecondary student mobility, using National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports and findings to demonstrate the magnitude of the phenomenon, its patterns, and some of its effects on student success. It then focuses on how closer attention to data on the range of student enrollment behaviors can help institutions and advisors understand where their students may be coming from before they arrive on campus, where they are going when they leave, and why. Readers will gain insights to better meet students’ needs and to increase student success.