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National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

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Building Transfer Student Pathways for College and Career Success


Editor(s): Poisel, M. A., & Joseph, S.

Citation: Poisel, M. A., & Joseph, S.. (Ed). (2018). Building Transfer Student Pathways for College and Career Success. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.

 

Abstract

Analysis of bachelor’s degree completion suggests that only about a third of college graduates attend a single institution from start to finish. More than one quarter earn college credits from three or more schools before completing a degree. For most, these student-defined pathways lead to increased time-to-degree and higher costs. Many will simply drop out long before crossing the finish line. Ensuring college completion and success requires an understanding of the evolving nature of transfer transitions and a system wide approach that reaches beyond two-year and four-year institutions to include high schools participating in dual enrollment programs and military college initiatives. This edited collection is designed to respond to these challenges, offering insights into institutional and statewide partnerships that create clearly defined pathways to college graduation and career success for all students.

 

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