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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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Blue Ridge Community College

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


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2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
a. Total Transfers363396450400373337
b. Men - Total171173206173149172
c. Women - Total192223244227224165
d. Majority Students - Total308327380334308266
e. Majority Students - Men142142177144120138
f. Majority Students - Women166185203190188128
g. Students of Color - Total556970666571
h. Students of Color - Men293129292934
i. Students of Color - Women263841373637

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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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2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (details)200021
George Mason University (details)67101189
James Madison University (details)160178168177155143
Longwood University (details)012111
Norfolk State University (details)010000
Old Dominion University (details)372631222727
Radford University (details)910141096
University of Mary Washington (details)111214
University of Virginia (details)489596
University of Virginia's College at Wise (details)200011
Virginia Commonwealth University (details)1922191399
Virginia Military Institute (details)011101
Virginia State University (details)100000
Virginia Tech (details)121623142331
William & Mary (details)011210
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (details)253272279258246239
Private Institutions
George Washington University (details)000001
Averett University (details)000000
Bluefield College (details)100100
Bridgewater College (details)142629181115
Eastern Mennonite University (details)322637353934
Emory & Henry College (details)100000
Ferrum College (details)100011
Hampden-Sydney College (details)000000
Hollins University (details)100000
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (details)314350
Liberty University (details)322426303438
Mary Baldwin University (details)18366551274
Marymount University (details)100011
Regent University (details)343042
Roanoke College (details)001030
Shenandoah University (details)234111
Southern Virginia University (details)000300
Sweet Briar College (details)000000
University of Lynchburg (details)010000
University of Richmond (details)101000
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED) (details)000000
Virginia Wesleyan University (details)000001
Averett University Non-Traditional (details)041010
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (details)11012417114212798

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 Completion2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)363396450400373337
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 213328342622
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older10911015012612496
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs233253272240223219
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell14816819315413839
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 13515518214613032
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,9998187104707113
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,99944483540376
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater11242118163
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported9282108126119283
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year192223171413
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer5852111616866
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits484820625248
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)880827
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer196244264211198188
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer180229240185173165
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer121219191717
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer435786
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)524259585528

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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Subcohort2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)82%83%88%80%77%73%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)75%95%82%75%82%77%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)71%72%75%75%68%60%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)89%88%95%84%82%80%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)94%104%104%85%89%90%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)78%78%87%77%73%73%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)15%37%23%22%35%36%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)94%104%104%85%90%90%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)71%81%77%80%72%78%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)93%83%83%85%74%79%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)57%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)91%89%95%82%80%76%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)93%89%96%83%84%77%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)92%83%79%53%82%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)61%63%76%73%79%56%

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 Completion2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)57%74%71%74%70%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)60%55%67%73%68%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)54%65%65%63%59%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)57%80%75%79%76%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)76%75%104%94%82%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)59%73%65%70%64%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)21%0%16%9%4%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)77%75%104%94%82%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)32%56%64%56%58%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)67%70%65%58%80%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)86%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)65%80%76%82%74%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)65%82%76%83%74%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)75%58%79%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)35%77%69%74%75%


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