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Blue Ridge Community College


Every four-year college and university in the Commonwealth that offers undergraduate programs has some kind of transfer agreement with Virginia's public two-year colleges. Transfer offers an affordable entry point to higher education with a variety of benefits to the student beyond cost. These benefits include additional academic support for those who may not feel "college-ready" or for those who are several years beyond high school graduation. Another benefit is that every Virginian is within an hour drive of a community college - one does not have to "go away" to go to college.

Transfer, though, is not seamless. In order to improve student success, and recognize when and where success is occurring, two-year colleges that produce transfer students and four-year colleges that receive them, need to be in a partnership to provide feedback to one another. This report is designed to provide that feedback, primarily to the two-year colleges, however, four-year colleges will find these data useful as well.

Each section below provides an overview of a specific aspect of transfer. There are links embedded to guide the user to greater detail.


Numbers of Transfers


The number of transfers annually from a two-year college, is an important base from which to begin analysis. We break those annual totals down into broad categories of race/ethnicity (majority students, students of color) and subdivide those by gender. In this way we develop a sense of the scope overall trends of transfer over eight eight years. Please note that there is always a lag in the most recent year of data available since students starting college in the spring semester are included in these cohorts and annual enrollment files are reported well after the fact.
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Blue Ridge Community College

Students Transferring into Blue Ridge Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year


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2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
a. Total Transfers403355383363396430
b. Men - Total183162158171173193
c. Women - Total220193225192223237
d. Majority Students - Total366309337308327364
e. Majority Students - Men168135144142142165
f. Majority Students - Women198174193166185199
g. Students of Color - Total374646556966
h. Students of Color - Men152714293128
i. Students of Color - Women221932263838

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Where did they Transfer?


The next question of interest "Where did they Transfer" is answered below, also with annual counts. This provides important information to the two-year college and the public about the predominant transfer routes taken by students.
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Blue Ridge Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from Blue Ridge Community College
in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year



Color variation represents the low to high variation within each column.

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2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (detail)321200
College of William and Mary (detail)321010
George Mason University (detail)12736710
James Madison University (detail)154138157160178154
Longwood University (detail)033012
Norfolk State University (detail)000010
Old Dominion University (detail)403326372629
Radford University (detail)19111191013
University of Mary Washington (detail)111110
University of Virginia (detail)1257489
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)000200
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)211715192219
Virginia Military Institute (detail)000010
Virginia State University (detail)000100
Virginia Tech (detail)251619121621
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)290235244253272257
Private Institutions
George Washington University (detail)101000
Averett University (detail)010000
Bluefield College (detail)002100
Bridgewater College (detail)142520142629
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)423550322635
Emory and Henry College (detail)000100
Ferrum College (detail)120100
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)010000
Hampton University (detail)000000
Hollins University (detail)000100
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)115314
Liberty University (detail)213128322421
Mary Baldwin University (detail)221721183676
Marymount University (detail)122100
Regent University (detail)200342
Roanoke College (detail)002001
Shenandoah University (detail)432233
Southern Virginia University (detail)001000
Sweet Briar College (detail)001000
University of Lynchburg (detail)311010
University of Richmond (detail)000101
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED) (detail)100000
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)013041
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)113120139110124173

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
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Status and Accomplishment at Transfer


Not unlike students who are first-time in college, transfer students arrive at four-year institutions with a variety of backgrounds and needs, and a collection of credits that may, or may not, have been well-chosen for ultimate success as transfer student into a bachelors degree. In this next table we observe some of these characteristics.
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Blue Ridge Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Blue Ridge Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year

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Degree Completion2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)403355383363396430
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 193020213324
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older11295130109110146
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs272230233233253260
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell141140164148168181
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 147132151135155171
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,99910099908187102
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999423445444830
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater161418112418
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported9876799282109
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year483313192222
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer12974725852103
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits304854484821
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)0814880
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer200190187196244249
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer188178176180229223
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer1096121221
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer235435
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)463157524261

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
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First Year Retention of Transfer Students


Using the same characteristics provided in the previous table, we now look at how these students fair in terms of retention into the second year of enrollment. Since the cohorts below include students transferring into the four-year institution in both the fall term and the spring term, we count a student being retained as a fall transfer enrolling in the subsequent fall, and a spring transfer enrolling in the subsequent spring. While this may miss some students who demonstrate a more intermittent style of enrollment, those students will ultimately be counted in the completion rates - assuming, of course, they complete a degree.
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Blue Ridge Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Blue Ridge Community College in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year, Retention into Second Year

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Subcohort2010-112011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)81%80%83%82%83%88%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)75%79%87%75%95%82%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)74%74%74%71%72%75%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)85%82%87%89%88%95%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)70%86%93%94%104%104%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)81%85%84%78%78%87%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)72%48%52%15%37%23%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)70%87%93%94%104%104%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)76%74%68%71%81%77%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)86%87%85%93%83%83%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)57%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)82%85%92%91%89%95%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)82%88%94%93%89%96%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)60%92%83%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)81%72%65%61%63%76%

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
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How Many Completed a Four-year Degree?


As a starting point, we look at the percentage of students in each cohort/subcohort that complete a four-year degree within four-years of transfer. Four years is chosen to provide a parallel equivalent to the six-year graduation rate used for bachelors degree-seeking students. In the available detail tables, we track student success out to 10 years post-entry.
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Blue Ridge Community College
All Students
Four-year Completion Rates of Students Transferring to Blue Ridge Community College in Fall and Spring of the Designated Years
All Students

Color variation represents the low to high variation within each column.

Outcomes of cohorts with fewer than 10 students are excluded from display (blank cells).

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Four-year Completion Rates
Degree Completion2010-112011-122012-132013-142014-15
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)77%75%70%74%71%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)50%53%73%55%67%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)78%74%67%65%65%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)79%76%71%80%74%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)70%83%90%75%104%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)70%72%72%73%64%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)75%46%30%0%16%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)70%83%90%75%104%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)60%63%43%56%64%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)71%77%75%70%62%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)86%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)84%83%80%80%75%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)85%84%80%82%76%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)60%75%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)94%74%65%77%69%


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