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Piedmont Virginia Community College


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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Piedmont Virginia Community College

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


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2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
a. Total Transfers393423386403376414
b. Men - Total172166171186165186
c. Women - Total221257215217211228
d. Majority Students - Total332313304311287301
e. Majority Students - Men140128135145132134
f. Majority Students - Women192185169166155167
g. Students of Color - Total61110829289113
h. Students of Color - Men323836413352
i. Students of Color - Women297246515661

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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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Piedmont Virginia Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from Piedmont Virginia 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)232243
George Mason University (detail)1178101812
James Madison University (detail)426557705651
Longwood University (detail)1291412106
Norfolk State University (detail)100000
Old Dominion University (detail)374535333825
Radford University (detail)619121187
University of Mary Washington (detail)214269
University of Virginia (detail)123107959594121
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)101000
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)575660584660
Virginia Military Institute (detail)110000
Virginia State University (detail)011002
Virginia Tech (detail)212312262230
William & Mary (detail)255131
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)318342306320305327
Private Institutions
George Washington University (detail)002100
Averett University (detail)111110
Bluefield College (detail)010110
Bridgewater College (detail)001110
Christendom College (detail)100000
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)772211
Emory & Henry College (detail)010000
Ferrum College (detail)000000
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)000010
Hampton University (detail)010100
Hollins University (detail)201000
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)201200
Liberty University (detail)494238372654
Mary Baldwin University (detail)51721273227
Marymount University (detail)100010
Randolph College (detail)100000
Randolph-Macon College (detail)011210
Regent University (detail)015212
Roanoke College (detail)001100
Shenandoah University (detail)011210
Southern Virginia University (detail)100000
Sweet Briar College (detail)011000
University of Lynchburg (detail)252001
University of Richmond (detail)121020
Virginia Union University (detail)000001
Virginia Wesleyan University (detail)000010
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)201311
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)758180837187

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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Piedmont Virginia Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Piedmont Virginia 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)393423386403376414
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 384534333852
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older165157128143118122
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs190221224227220240
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell1571621341451320
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 1751731391541390
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,99971666775630
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,99931435140380
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater15251820180
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported101116111114118414
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year101814161714
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer9476841105868
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits477953274456
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)17121401421
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer181201198219217234
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer162188180196193218
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer15101115218
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer437838
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)505136403730

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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Piedmont Virginia Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Piedmont Virginia 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)83%85%81%87%87%83%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)80%84%84%97%91%92%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)82%79%80%83%86%73%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)84%92%81%87%86%86%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)100%100%86%89%62%89%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)82%83%76%84%77%83%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)59%20%17%29%31%29%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)100%100%86%89%59%89%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)76%71%70%76%85%72%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)87%94%80%85%96%93%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)83%100%83%100%100%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)88%89%86%93%86%83%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)89%91%89%93%86%85%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)80%50%82%93%71%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)74%82%75%78%85%81%

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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Piedmont Virginia Community College
All Students
Four-year Completion Rates of Students Transferring to Piedmont Virginia 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)71%57%75%70%77%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)62%57%84%78%74%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)67%56%70%66%71%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)75%57%76%71%80%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)67%93%93%74%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)64%54%69%63%67%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)31%37%10%6%21%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)67%93%93%74%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)57%45%60%47%63%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)69%62%79%68%75%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)67%88%67%79%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)84%63%77%78%83%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)85%65%79%79%84%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)75%53%50%73%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)71%43%86%76%75%


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