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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 from Mountain Gateway Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year


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2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
a. Total Transfers566840404048
b. Men - Total182513171115
c. Women - Total384327232933
d. Majority Students - Total495835353539
e. Majority Students - Men162311141113
f. Majority Students - Women333524212426
g. Students of Color - Total7105559
h. Students of Color - Men222302
i. Students of Color - Women583257





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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All Students
Students Transferring from Mountain Gateway 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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2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
Public Institutions
George Mason University (details)001101
James Madison University (details)966687
Longwood University (details)311110
Old Dominion University (details)274324
Radford University (details)612118810
University of Mary Washington (details)010000
University of Virginia (details)021120
University of Virginia's College at Wise (details)000100
Virginia Commonwealth University (details)011012
Virginia Military Institute (details)010100
Virginia State University (details)000000
Virginia Tech (details)394332
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (details)234029252526
Private Institutions
George Washington University (details)000010
Bluefield University (details)100101
Bridgewater College (details)011010
Eastern Mennonite University (details)011000
Emory & Henry College (details)000100
Ferrum College (details)000100
Hollins University (details)010000
Liberty University (details)136410511
Mary Baldwin University (details)491057
Regent University (details)000020
Roanoke College (details)011110
Shenandoah University (details)010000
Southern Virginia University (details)331103
University of Lynchburg (details)000000
University of Richmond (details)000000
Virginia Wesleyan University (details)001000
Total Private, Four-Year Institutions (details)332811151522

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.




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 Mountain Gateway Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year

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

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Degree Completion2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)566840404048
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 1281428
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older1611781216
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs284932282624
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell253220162230
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 233013141923
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,99918151313913
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,9997105865
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater131103
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported7108464
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year410120
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer71646911
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits4115454
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)312411
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer343322231825
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer323220211423
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer212142
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer000100
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)776767

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.




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 Mountain Gateway 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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Subcohort2016-172017-182018-192019-202020-212021-22
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)71%75%78%77%67%57%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)58%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)60%94%73%58%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)74%71%76%75%68%58%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)
New Transfer with Pell(detail)64%72%78%80%81%45%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)88%69%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)100%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)67%76%82%77%74%67%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)62%75%84%80%76%64%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.




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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Mountain Gateway Community College
All Students
Four-year Completion Rates of Students Transferring to Mountain Gateway 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 Completion2015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)60%61%64%65%60%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)58%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)65%40%56%45%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)57%78%71%65%62%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)
New Transfer with Pell (detail)53%56%60%66%45%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)37%59%44%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)69%82%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)79%71%74%76%59%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)82%76%75%78%60%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)45%








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