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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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Patrick & Henry Community College

Students Transferring from Patrick & Henry Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year


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2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
a. Total Transfers160159126133148111
b. Men - Total595845464938
c. Women - Total10110181879973
d. Majority Students - Total109109899910074
e. Majority Students - Men383930293429
f. Majority Students - Women717059706645
g. Students of Color - Total515037344837
h. Students of Color - Men21191517159
i. Students of Color - Women303122173328





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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Patrick & Henry Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from Patrick & Henry 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
Christopher Newport University (details)000100
George Mason University (details)232323
James Madison University (details)467154
Longwood University (details)16221024119
Norfolk State University (details)124013
Old Dominion University (details)231919161815
Radford University (details)262127224323
University of Virginia (details)114301
University of Virginia's College at Wise (details)021110
Virginia Commonwealth University (details)583555
Virginia Military Institute (details)000000
Virginia State University (details)211120
Virginia Tech (details)946854
William & Mary (details)001010
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (details)898985859467
Private Institutions
Averett University (details)11163687
Bluefield University (details)286423
Bridgewater College (details)000000
Eastern Mennonite University (details)011001
Emory & Henry College (details)000010
Ferrum College (details)674639
Hollins University (details)020100
Liberty University (details)311821272818
Mary Baldwin University (details)100010
Marymount University (details)000020
Randolph College (details)100011
Randolph-Macon College (details)000100
Regent University (details)301030
Roanoke College (details)231010
Shenandoah University (details)010001
University of Lynchburg (details)002040
Virginia Union University (details)000003
Virginia Wesleyan University (details)010001
Total Private, Four-Year Institutions (details)717041485444

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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Patrick & Henry Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Patrick & Henry Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year

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Degree Completion2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)160159126133148111
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 191725231611
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older585040383731
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs839261729469
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell929276688056
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 828368557148
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999363528313729
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999101310192114
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater257835
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported302313201615
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year754766
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer243417171226
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits16101213179
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)023133
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer868868719456
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer767657648145
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer8710688
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer251153
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)322025302118

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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Students Transferring to Patrick & Henry Community College in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year, Retention into Second Year

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Subcohort2016-172017-182018-192019-202020-212021-22
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)75%73%68%71%78%60%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)83%68%65%96%83%94%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)73%71%62%55%68%35%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)76%76%72%72%82%64%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)82%93%86%67%92%92%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)69%72%62%72%78%57%
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)82%93%86%67%92%92%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)68%50%56%41%76%58%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)75%60%75%69%71%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)84%79%73%82%87%63%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)86%80%74%84%89%67%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)80%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)54%75%65%52%53%38%

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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All Students
Four-year Completion Rates of Students Transferring to Patrick & Henry 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)58%63%58%65%63%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)63%75%58%59%72%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)50%54%48%64%47%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)64%67%65%67%69%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)75%91%86%90%67%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)52%60%63%63%58%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)0%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)75%91%86%91%67%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)30%37%33%38%18%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)38%44%60%67%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)73%77%64%74%72%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)81%79%64%72%74%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)33%70%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)67%62%69%70%60%








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