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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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Rappahannock Community College

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


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2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
a. Total Transfers132127166129126148
b. Men - Total555055564949
c. Women - Total7777111737799
d. Majority Students - Total107981209994102
e. Majority Students - Men474136403635
f. Majority Students - Women605784595867
g. Students of Color - Total252946303246
h. Students of Color - Men8919161314
i. Students of Color - Women172027141932

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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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Rappahannock Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from Rappahannock 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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2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (detail)7717536
George Mason University (detail)311451
James Madison University (detail)6791056
Longwood University (detail)545866
Norfolk State University (detail)110032
Old Dominion University (detail)302846322550
Radford University (detail)744144
University of Mary Washington (detail)476286
University of Virginia (detail)301103
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)011100
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)273222352227
Virginia Military Institute (detail)000001
Virginia State University (detail)200414
Virginia Tech (detail)425370
William & Mary (detail)1135331
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)1109712210992117
Private Institutions
Averett University (detail)011000
Bluefield College (detail)040103
Bridgewater College (detail)011000
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)101010
Emory and Henry College (detail)000100
Ferrum College (detail)111210
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)001010
Hampton University (detail)021000
Hollins University (detail)000000
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)010000
Liberty University (detail)131328102310
Mary Baldwin University (detail)432324
Marymount University (detail)000000
Randolph College (detail)000010
Randolph-Macon College (detail)000001
Regent University (detail)135328
Roanoke College (detail)001010
Shenandoah University (detail)001011
University of Lynchburg (detail)000011
University of Richmond (detail)000002
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED) (detail)100000
Virginia Union University (detail)000000
Virginia Wesleyan University (detail)110001
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)001000
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)223044203431

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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Rappahannock Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Rappahannock Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year

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Degree Completion2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)132127166129126148
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 14719191517
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older302833373341
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs8892114737890
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell525679545683
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 535170545476
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999242443232127
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999181614121614
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater578783
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported322931332728
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year1215117109
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer431931301928
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits51316181010
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)1321331
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer7978106648396
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer757298607689
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer458335
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer010142
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)6111412108

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 Rappahannock Community College in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year, Retention into Second Year

Color variation represents the low to high variation within each column.

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Subcohort2010-112011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)76%81%82%76%74%82%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)65%114%84%58%87%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)76%80%100%79%81%79%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)79%76%76%74%74%82%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)80%83%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)73%63%77%54%72%71%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)55%92%60%45%40%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)80%83%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)78%79%63%58%50%100%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)67%100%56%67%60%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)0%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)81%84%85%83%89%83%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)84%84%82%83%88%84%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)45%82%71%83%70%

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 Rappahannock 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 Completion2010-112011-122012-132013-142014-15
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)64%73%52%61%60%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)65%93%68%58%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)56%67%64%58%65%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)66%72%49%61%59%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)80%83%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)59%67%48%44%52%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)27%42%20%18%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)80%83%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)43%60%26%45%43%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)44%54%44%39%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)0%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)78%80%59%66%75%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)80%79%61%67%73%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)45%55%64%75%


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