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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 Lord Fairfax Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year


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2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
a. Total Transfers428414449428442444
b. Men - Total181148171187190178
c. Women - Total247266278241252266
d. Majority Students - Total361342365350366359
e. Majority Students - Men149119139146173145
f. Majority Students - Women212223226204193214
g. Students of Color - Total677284787685
h. Students of Color - Men322932411733
i. Students of Color - Women354352375952

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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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All Students
Students Transferring from Lord Fairfax 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 (detail)162274
George Mason University (detail)685559797982
James Madison University (detail)7583109857965
Longwood University (detail)443613
Norfolk State University (detail)120000
Old Dominion University (detail)524565545657
Radford University (detail)352321201816
University of Mary Washington (detail)171411141315
University of Virginia (detail)984101417
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)001301
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)172326192817
Virginia Military Institute (detail)101112
Virginia State University (detail)141021
Virginia Tech (detail)242520283129
William & Mary (detail)352014
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)308297325321330313
Private Institutions
George Washington University (detail)100101
Bluefield College (detail)101100
Bridgewater College (detail)525566
Christendom College (detail)111010
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)921915810
Emory & Henry College (detail)101000
Ferrum College (detail)010000
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)001000
Hampton University (detail)000000
Hollins University (detail)001011
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)111130
Liberty University (detail)394440454056
Mary Baldwin University (detail)112210
Marymount University (detail)402003
Randolph College (detail)001001
Randolph-Macon College (detail)000001
Regent University (detail)416033
Roanoke College (detail)001300
Shenandoah University (detail)514251344642
Southern Virginia University (detail)100021
Sweet Briar College (detail)110001
University of Lynchburg (detail)001003
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED) (detail)000000
Virginia Wesleyan University (detail)020002
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)000010
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)120117124107112131

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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Students Transferring to Lord Fairfax 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 Completion2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)428414449428442444
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 544042474659
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older921101229310689
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs282264285288290296
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell14815214712512120
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 13413712511411723
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,99910688102887811
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,99959597066596
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater38304436624
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported91100108124126400
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year16172491118
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer695883557157
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits683818554540
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)1290888
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer254263295284283309
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer236238262263255285
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer131520181715
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer510133119
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)253540253020

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 Lord Fairfax 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)80%83%87%75%83%79%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)76%96%102%86%85%83%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)65%75%77%64%76%68%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)87%83%89%78%85%82%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)89%100%88%73%85%83%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)76%82%82%72%82%74%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)12%12%24%25%9%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)89%100%88%73%85%83%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)73%62%83%70%82%73%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)76%87%95%83%91%93%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)82%100%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)86%86%89%79%85%78%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)87%88%90%79%87%80%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)83%77%87%75%56%47%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)70%69%82%
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)60%88%77%60%64%83%

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 Lord Fairfax 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)60%76%68%77%69%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)62%84%80%85%83%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)48%63%60%67%60%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)65%80%69%79%72%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)63%94%86%86%82%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)56%67%64%72%67%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)20%12%12%0%8%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)63%94%84%86%82%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)52%53%46%74%59%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)60%78%69%68%72%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)58%91%92%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)67%81%73%77%75%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)69%81%74%78%74%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)20%92%69%67%80%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)80%69%
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)31%83%68%86%62%


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