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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 into John Tyler Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year


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2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
a. Total Transfers577687627667686727
b. Men - Total226275292281279291
c. Women - Total351412335386407436
d. Majority Students - Total380446382449445476
e. Majority Students - Men151184183204191194
f. Majority Students - Women229262199245254282
g. Students of Color - Total197241245218241251
h. Students of Color - Men7591109778897
i. Students of Color - Women122150136141153154

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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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John Tyler Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from John Tyler 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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2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (detail)157613
George Mason University (detail)6111081016
James Madison University (detail)101719172731
Longwood University (detail)302519443127
Norfolk State University (detail)148844
Old Dominion University (detail)427347508481
Radford University (detail)16101515515
University of Mary Washington (detail)095442
University of Virginia (detail)111616111723
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)100102
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)267316329329299322
Virginia Military Institute (detail)123221
Virginia State University (detail)595539475150
Virginia Tech (detail)10179183732
William & Mary (detail)056316
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)454565532563573615
Private Institutions
George Washington University (detail)011003
Averett University (detail)020110
Bluefield College (detail)991552
Bridgewater College (detail)331021
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)000102
Emory & Henry College (detail)002000
Ferrum College (detail)014000
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)002000
Hampton University (detail)100120
Hollins University (detail)100000
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)021113
Liberty University (detail)746155486576
Mary Baldwin University (detail)474121
Marymount University (detail)101110
Randolph College (detail)010100
Randolph-Macon College (detail)321413
Regent University (detail)1651357
Roanoke College (detail)011110
Shenandoah University (detail)121110
Southern Virginia University (detail)010012
Sweet Briar College (detail)100110
University of Lynchburg (detail)201100
University of Richmond (detail)13141112218
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED) (detail)000000
Virginia Union University (detail)743511
Virginia Wesleyan University (detail)010103
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)241520
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)12312295104113112

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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All Students
Students Transferring to John Tyler Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year

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Degree Completion2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)577687627667686727
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 416157514873
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older204228178219206230
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs332397392397432424
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell2382902572712971
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 2532932422782732
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,9991111321341011340
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,99969725983741
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater24505142371
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported120140141163168723
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year383432212451
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer171199156230157158
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits1101291175210591
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)1523191915
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer215263259317350396
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer195240240288324355
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer141818262133
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer651358
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)688277807172

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 John Tyler Community College in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year, Retention into Second Year

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Subcohort2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)81%80%81%80%80%78%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)78%78%92%77%82%73%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)77%80%73%71%76%72%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)85%80%84%84%82%81%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)93%96%71%84%95%85%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)76%74%75%74%79%77%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)53%16%9%28%14%12%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)93%96%71%84%95%85%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)74%75%72%73%78%70%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)84%81%85%85%83%75%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)93%96%89%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)88%82%86%83%81%83%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)90%86%87%86%83%82%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)73%57%67%50%58%95%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)64%
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)71%75%76%71%84%75%

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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All Students
Four-year Completion Rates of Students Transferring to John Tyler 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 Completion2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)64%55%62%64%62%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)56%50%56%59%53%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)61%52%59%54%56%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)68%58%64%70%67%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)100%93%92%75%86%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)59%52%56%54%56%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)29%30%8%3%9%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)100%93%92%75%86%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)53%44%49%48%55%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)65%50%60%61%62%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)87%87%68%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)77%65%72%77%67%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)79%65%74%80%68%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)64%67%64%50%56%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)64%
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)74%54%60%61%61%


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