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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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Southside Virginia Community College

Students Transferring into Southside 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 Transfers204209202203198183
b. Men - Total747178737749
c. Women - Total130138124130121134
d. Majority Students - Total150137136125127119
e. Majority Students - Men514755495031
f. Majority Students - Women999081767788
g. Students of Color - Total547266787164
h. Students of Color - Men232423242718
i. Students of Color - Women314843544446

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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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Southside Virginia Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from Southside 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)001000
College of William and Mary (detail)200230
George Mason University (detail)112010
James Madison University (detail)121673
Longwood University (detail)354145293441
Norfolk State University (detail)485332
Old Dominion University (detail)484127523342
Radford University (detail)543534
University of Mary Washington (detail)000102
University of Virginia (detail)001300
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)100000
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)152313152212
Virginia Military Institute (detail)010000
Virginia State University (detail)1115261875
Virginia Tech (detail)578577
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)128143132139120118
Private Institutions
Averett University (detail)125762
Bluefield College (detail)21242105
Bridgewater College (detail)000000
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)100001
Ferrum College (detail)220441
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)000100
Hampton University (detail)001002
Hollins University (detail)000000
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)815011
Liberty University (detail)333439393513
Mary Baldwin University (detail)2373830
Marymount University (detail)010000
Randolph-Macon College (detail)001110
Regent University (detail)230046
Roanoke College (detail)001110
Shenandoah University (detail)011001
Southern Virginia University (detail)001000
Sweet Briar College (detail)001000
University of Lynchburg (detail)231000
University of Richmond (detail)111100
Virginia Union University (detail)111010
Virginia Wesleyan University (detail)110020
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)721554
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)766670647865

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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Southside Virginia Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Southside 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)204209202203198183
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 252828231219
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older677665716460
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs112105109109122104
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell122131123139121103
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 11613512013110996
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999513944414241
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,9991061271211
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater124261
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported262722222934
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year334314111113
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer765655503537
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits82919151912
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)043421
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer899610099107102
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer778388877985
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer1112992212
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer113365
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)302225353329

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 Southside Virginia Community College in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year, Retention into Second Year

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

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Subcohort2010-112011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)68%67%67%73%70%69%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)71%80%68%89%78%75%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)62%67%78%72%69%61%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)73%64%60%70%70%72%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)85%100%92%71%71%61%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)66%59%64%62%63%68%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)42%52%28%14%0%55%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)79%100%92%71%65%63%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)61%55%55%65%56%60%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)63%45%68%60%68%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)77%85%81%78%77%72%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)79%88%88%82%78%76%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)45%33%64%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)64%50%64%80%77%67%

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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Four-year Completion Rates of Students Transferring to Southside 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)53%48%49%52%52%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)33%64%61%54%52%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)54%37%47%48%49%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)56%50%48%54%53%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)85%80%75%64%64%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)48%43%42%41%47%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)28%24%14%7%9%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)79%80%75%64%59%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)32%33%30%31%36%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)32%24%63%40%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)67%62%68%65%65%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)69%64%72%67%64%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)45%33%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)67%50%55%36%49%


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