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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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Students Transferring into Central Virginia Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year


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2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
a. Total Transfers370345326340304278
b. Men - Total152146137154153119
c. Women - Total218199189186151159
d. Majority Students - Total310290273267245225
e. Majority Students - Men124127122122123100
f. Majority Students - Women186163151145122125
g. Students of Color - Total605553735953
h. Students of Color - Men281915323019
i. Students of Color - Women323638412934

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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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Central Virginia Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from Central Virginia 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)101001
College of William and Mary (detail)400042
George Mason University (detail)611332
James Madison University (detail)1093873
Longwood University (detail)12171514918
Norfolk State University (detail)222001
Old Dominion University (detail)342820271724
Radford University (detail)161421191712
University of Mary Washington (detail)302011
University of Virginia (detail)97151389
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)121101
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)15102120198
Virginia Military Institute (detail)210021
Virginia State University (detail)300110
Virginia Tech (detail)182421221715
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)13611512312810598
Private Institutions
Averett University (detail)020001
Bluefield College (detail)112040
Bridgewater College (detail)101101
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)010111
Emory and Henry College (detail)000010
Ferrum College (detail)220211
Hollins University (detail)000110
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)161710101110
Liberty University (detail)13814310712110393
Mary Baldwin University (detail)012211
Marymount University (detail)001100
Randolph College (detail)951191326
Randolph-Macon College (detail)000010
Regent University (detail)211121
Roanoke College (detail)100211
Shenandoah University (detail)211200
Southern Virginia University (detail)102000
Sweet Briar College (detail)120312
University of Lynchburg (detail)575461545337
University of Richmond (detail)100000
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED) (detail)000000
Virginia Union University (detail)000010
Virginia Wesleyan University (detail)001000
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)203245
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)234230203212199180

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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All Students
Students Transferring to Central Virginia 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)370345326340304278
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 383125302829
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older130109106967374
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs202205195214203175
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell181175180158138116
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 187164164144122113
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999887377827262
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999364430413847
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater91715192120
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported504740545136
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year363821182114
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer1931291131189195
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits185542516024
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)1116570
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer126122147143118134
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer114111126127101123
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer1081613137
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer235344
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)201916182019

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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All Students
Students Transferring to Central Virginia 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)76%78%81%81%74%81%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)80%82%84%96%73%89%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)72%80%83%73%72%74%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)78%76%80%84%74%83%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)107%109%100%100%83%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)77%76%71%77%68%78%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)40%53%63%19%22%38%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)107%109%100%100%83%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)64%73%67%73%58%68%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)64%67%82%76%75%87%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)100%91%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)90%86%97%88%87%88%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)92%85%95%92%86%92%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)100%62%77%54%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)77%90%74%81%67%95%

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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All Students
Four-year Completion Rates of Students Transferring to Central Virginia 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)58%58%62%58%56%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)80%66%77%60%60%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)49%57%56%44%48%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)61%56%62%65%59%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)100%109%80%100%89%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)53%52%51%53%47%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)37%25%34%5%0%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)100%109%80%94%89%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)35%46%43%32%37%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)57%67%53%52%53%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)85%91%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)81%80%89%82%72%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)86%81%87%86%73%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)70%50%46%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)64%60%47%50%67%


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