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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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2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
a. Total Transfers408428414402428447
b. Men - Total174181148155187193
c. Women - Total234247266247241254
d. Majority Students - Total351361342326350371
e. Majority Students - Men146149119127146176
f. Majority Students - Women205212223199204195
g. Students of Color - Total576772767876
h. Students of Color - Men283229284117
i. Students of Color - Women293543483759

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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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2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (detail)516227
George Mason University (detail)716855537981
James Madison University (detail)7375831058578
Longwood University (detail)544361
Norfolk State University (detail)012000
Old Dominion University (detail)565245525456
Radford University (detail)233523202019
University of Mary Washington (detail)181714101413
University of Virginia (detail)79831017
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)300130
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)171723231928
Virginia Military Institute (detail)010111
Virginia State University (detail)014102
Virginia Tech (detail)272425182832
William & Mary (detail)335101
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)308308297293321336
Private Institutions
George Washington University (detail)010010
Bluefield College (detail)010110
Bridgewater College (detail)352556
Christendom College (detail)111101
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)189217158
Emory & Henry College (detail)010100
Ferrum College (detail)001000
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)000100
Hampton University (detail)100000
Hollins University (detail)000101
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)011113
Liberty University (detail)353944354539
Mary Baldwin University (detail)111221
Marymount University (detail)440200
Randolph College (detail)000100
Regent University (detail)141303
Roanoke College (detail)100130
Shenandoah University (detail)355142463446
Southern Virginia University (detail)010002
Sweet Briar College (detail)011000
University of Lynchburg (detail)000100
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED) (detail)000000
Virginia Wesleyan University (detail)002000
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)000001
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)100120117109107111

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 Lord Fairfax 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)408428414402428447
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 375440384747
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older1109211010493106
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs261282264260288294
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell1421481521331254
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 1321341371131143
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999861068894885
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,99963595968661
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater27383041361
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported1009110086124437
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year16161722917
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer666958745569
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits586838195545
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)111290810
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer242254263259284285
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer225236238228263257
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer121315191817
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer551012311
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)302535382531

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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Subcohort2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)82%80%83%87%82%84%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)85%76%96%102%92%85%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)73%65%75%77%75%76%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)86%87%83%89%84%86%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)89%89%100%88%75%85%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)76%76%82%82%78%82%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)55%12%12%24%27%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)89%89%100%88%75%85%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)69%73%62%83%74%82%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)87%76%87%95%84%95%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)83%82%100%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)87%86%86%89%88%85%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)88%87%88%90%89%87%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)80%83%77%87%74%56%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)70%75%
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)59%60%88%77%63%64%

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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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 Completion2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)74%60%76%68%77%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)81%62%84%80%85%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)67%48%63%60%67%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)76%65%80%69%79%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)88%63%94%86%86%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)67%56%67%64%72%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)38%20%12%12%0%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)88%63%94%84%86%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)55%52%53%46%74%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)68%60%78%69%68%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)58%91%92%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)87%67%81%73%77%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)89%69%81%74%78%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)71%20%92%69%67%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)80%
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)53%31%83%68%86%


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