Research shows thousands of college students could be eligible for an associate’s degree

by Inside Higher Ed and the College of Education   /   Oct 10, 2013

Research released by the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL), a research group focused on policies, programs, and practices around P-20 preparation, transition, and completion, suggests more than 27,000 transfer students would have been potentially eligible for an associate’s degree even though they had already matriculated to a bachelor’s program had “reverse transfer” policies and practices been operating in the states studied. According to baseline data compiled by OCCRL, about half of the 27,000 students had no credential four years after transfer. 

That important work by OCCRL was featured in Inside Higher Ed recently.

OCTOBER 9, 2013, INSIDE HIGHER ED — Large numbers of students who have transferred to a four-year institution from a community college before earning an associate degree may be eligible to receive that credential, according to a newly released study from the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The report, which is dubbed "Credit When It's Due," looked at the potential for "reverse transfer" policies in 12 states, finding that 27,000 students who had no credential four years after transferring would have been eligible for an associate degree.

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