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Piedmont Virginia 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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Piedmont Virginia Community College

Students Transferring into Piedmont 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 Transfers359381393423386403
b. Men - Total164166172166171186
c. Women - Total195215221257215217
d. Majority Students - Total297295332313304311
e. Majority Students - Men134134140128135145
f. Majority Students - Women163161192185169166
g. Students of Color - Total6286611108292
h. Students of Color - Men303232383641
i. Students of Color - Women325429724651

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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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Piedmont Virginia Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from Piedmont 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)222322
College of William and Mary (detail)462551
George Mason University (detail)118117810
James Madison University (detail)284542655770
Longwood University (detail)671291412
Norfolk State University (detail)301000
Old Dominion University (detail)524237453533
Radford University (detail)10126191211
University of Mary Washington (detail)842142
University of Virginia (detail)103971231079595
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)021010
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)464657566058
Virginia Military Institute (detail)101100
Virginia State University (detail)110110
Virginia Tech (detail)192121231226
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)294293318342306320
Private Institutions
George Washington University (detail)010021
Averett University (detail)011111
Bluefield College (detail)030101
Bridgewater College (detail)130011
Christendom College (detail)011000
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)377722
Emory and Henry College (detail)000100
Ferrum College (detail)310000
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)100000
Hampton University (detail)000101
Hollins University (detail)112010
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)312012
Liberty University (detail)393749423837
Mary Baldwin University (detail)7145172127
Marymount University (detail)141000
Randolph College (detail)001000
Randolph-Macon College (detail)000112
Regent University (detail)020152
Roanoke College (detail)000011
Shenandoah University (detail)000112
Southern Virginia University (detail)111000
Sweet Briar College (detail)010110
University of Lynchburg (detail)272520
University of Richmond (detail)221210
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED) (detail)000000
Virginia Union University (detail)100000
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)012013
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)658875818083

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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Piedmont Virginia Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Piedmont 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)359381393423386403
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 264438453433
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older134138165157128143
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs199199190221224227
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell129155157162134145
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 141158175173139154
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999707071666775
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999273831435140
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater141015251820
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported107105101116111114
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year264110181416
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer13688947684110
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits266047795327
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)0121712140
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer166185181201198219
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer150176162188180196
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer12715101115
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer424378
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)283550513640

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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Piedmont Virginia Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Piedmont 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)82%87%83%85%81%87%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)83%92%80%84%84%97%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)91%87%82%79%80%83%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)79%86%84%92%81%87%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)100%100%86%89%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)79%84%82%83%76%84%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)59%65%59%20%17%29%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)100%100%86%89%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)73%80%76%71%70%76%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)78%85%87%94%80%85%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)83%100%83%100%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)91%89%88%89%86%93%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)91%91%89%91%89%93%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)75%80%50%82%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)69%100%74%82%75%78%

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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Piedmont Virginia Community College
All Students
Four-year Completion Rates of Students Transferring to Piedmont 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)70%71%71%75%69%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)67%62%70%84%73%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)78%67%69%70%66%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)67%75%73%76%71%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)92%93%89%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)68%64%67%69%62%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)37%31%37%10%6%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)92%93%89%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)56%57%57%60%46%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)59%69%78%79%68%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)75%88%67%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)82%84%78%77%77%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)82%85%79%79%79%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)75%53%40%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)69%71%66%86%76%


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