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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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2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
a. Total Transfers423386421376405374
b. Men - Total166171192165183163
c. Women - Total257215229211222211
d. Majority Students - Total313304327287294290
e. Majority Students - Men128135150132132127
f. Majority Students - Women185169177155162163
g. Students of Color - Total11082948911184
h. Students of Color - Men383642335136
i. Students of Color - Women724652566048

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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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2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (detail)322431
George Mason University (detail)7812181210
James Madison University (detail)655773565245
Longwood University (detail)914151068
Norfolk State University (detail)000001
Old Dominion University (detail)453542382441
Radford University (detail)1912118612
University of Mary Washington (detail)142694
University of Virginia (detail)107959194113110
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)010000
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)566060465952
Virginia Military Institute (detail)100000
Virginia State University (detail)110021
Virginia Tech (detail)231223223018
William & Mary (detail)551313
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)342306332305317306
Private Institutions
George Washington University (detail)021001
Averett University (detail)111101
Bluefield College (detail)102101
Bridgewater College (detail)011100
Christendom College (detail)000001
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)722115
Emory & Henry College (detail)100000
Ferrum College (detail)000001
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)000100
Hampton University (detail)101000
Hollins University (detail)010000
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)012000
Liberty University (detail)423843265441
Mary Baldwin University (detail)17212732288
Marymount University (detail)000100
Randolph College (detail)000000
Randolph-Macon College (detail)112103
Regent University (detail)152122
Roanoke College (detail)011001
Shenandoah University (detail)112102
Southern Virginia University (detail)000000
Sweet Briar College (detail)110000
University of Lynchburg (detail)520011
University of Richmond (detail)210200
Virginia Union University (detail)000010
Virginia Wesleyan University (detail)000100
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)012110
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)818089718868

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 Completion2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)423386421376405374
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 453433384737
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older157128152118123120
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs221224236220235217
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell16213415213215822
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 17313916113916322
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,99966677563612
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,99943514038390
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater25182118272
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported116111124118115348
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year181417171111
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer7684113586767
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits795326445350
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)12140141914
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer201198231217231208
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer188180208193215184
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer10111521817
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer378387
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)513643373028

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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Subcohort2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)85%81%87%81%82%82%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)84%84%97%91%92%85%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)79%80%83%78%72%79%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)92%81%87%81%86%84%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)100%86%89%65%89%92%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)83%76%84%74%83%82%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)20%17%29%35%29%27%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)100%86%89%61%89%92%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)71%70%76%82%72%66%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)94%80%85%96%91%89%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)100%83%100%100%95%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)89%86%93%80%83%85%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)91%89%93%79%85%85%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)80%50%82%87%71%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)82%75%78%72%78%80%

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 Completion2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)57%75%70%77%65%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)57%84%78%74%73%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)56%70%66%71%56%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)57%76%71%80%70%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)67%93%93%74%76%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)54%69%63%67%56%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)37%10%6%21%6%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)67%93%93%74%72%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)45%60%47%63%49%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)62%79%68%75%77%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)67%88%67%79%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)63%77%78%83%70%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)65%79%79%84%70%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)53%50%73%93%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)43%86%76%75%77%


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