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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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Danville Community College

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


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2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
a. Total Transfers168127163133142105
b. Men - Total654563625538
c. Women - Total10382100718767
d. Majority Students - Total11989111989271
e. Majority Students - Men493246484029
f. Majority Students - Women705765505242
g. Students of Color - Total493852355034
h. Students of Color - Men16131714159
i. Students of Color - Women332535213525

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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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Danville Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from Danville 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)002110
George Mason University (details)103041
James Madison University (details)7235100
Longwood University (details)355965
Norfolk State University (details)204103
Old Dominion University (details)1671281111
Radford University (details)141484612
University of Mary Washington (details)002011
University of Virginia (details)102231
University of Virginia's College at Wise (details)002020
Virginia Commonwealth University (details)778685
Virginia Military Institute (details)010010
Virginia State University (details)114510
Virginia Tech (details)86151092
William & Mary (details)110000
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (details)614470516241
Private Institutions
Averett University (details)483040292722
Bluefield College (details)224014
Bridgewater College (details)010001
Eastern Mennonite University (details)000010
Emory & Henry College (details)120000
Ferrum College (details)112120
Hampton University (details)000000
Hollins University (details)000000
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (details)133390
Liberty University (details)392826282526
Mary Baldwin University (details)223410
Marymount University (details)000000
Randolph College (details)000200
Randolph-Macon College (details)000000
Regent University (details)212022
Roanoke College (details)100000
Shenandoah University (details)011200
Southern Virginia University (details)000001
Sweet Briar College (details)010000
University of Lynchburg (details)121411
University of Richmond (details)200000
Virginia Wesleyan University (details)000000
Averett University Non-Traditional (details)79129117
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (details)1078393828064

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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Danville Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Danville 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)168127163133142105
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 231021141411
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older663645354128
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs798197848766
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell1097897727829
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 1097581657224
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,99937224033308
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,9999121516127
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater357361
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported101320162265
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year8769107
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer472844324134
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits192423161712
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)513433
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer635664565740
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer574856504734
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer537482
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer151224
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)271526232314

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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Danville Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Danville 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)74%77%78%67%74%63%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)87%87%80%76%79%79%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)69%65%67%60%60%59%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)75%85%83%68%80%62%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)100%94%85%93%64%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)65%66%78%68%69%67%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)9%10%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)100%94%85%93%64%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)61%68%68%52%72%59%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)77%84%79%91%81%76%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)85%87%84%67%82%63%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)86%88%90%70%84%70%
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)79%85%93%69%65%61%

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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Danville Community College
All Students
Four-year Completion Rates of Students Transferring to Danville 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)44%60%57%55%55%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)45%69%74%60%57%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)32%45%48%44%44%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)53%69%59%59%60%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)80%94%85%93%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)38%50%51%51%53%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)14%0%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)80%94%85%93%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)37%41%34%21%34%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)40%53%58%50%74%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)67%85%76%79%62%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)72%86%75%79%62%
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)33%47%56%53%58%


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