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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 Richard Bland College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year


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2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
a. Total Transfers186184183182240172
b. Men - Total6672606110470
c. Women - Total120112123121136102
d. Majority Students - Total10810710310612989
e. Majority Students - Men394231355633
f. Majority Students - Women696572717356
g. Students of Color - Total7877807611183
h. Students of Color - Men273029264837
i. Students of Color - Women514751506346

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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 Richard Bland 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)372433
George Mason University (detail)226591
James Madison University (detail)736445
Longwood University (detail)122019111214
Norfolk State University (detail)324347
Old Dominion University (detail)151719173113
Radford University (detail)835368
University of Mary Washington (detail)113121
University of Virginia (detail)231131
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)020010
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)626764747953
Virginia Military Institute (detail)000002
Virginia State University (detail)282513223028
Virginia Tech (detail)656252
William & Mary (detail)98671012
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)158165154154199150
Private Institutions
George Washington University (detail)100000
Averett University (detail)100210
Bluefield College (detail)001001
Bridgewater College (detail)100000
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)020000
Ferrum College (detail)002000
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)001000
Hampton University (detail)000100
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)001100
Liberty University (detail)171313102112
Mary Baldwin University (detail)002032
Marymount University (detail)010010
Randolph-Macon College (detail)210132
Regent University (detail)121120
Roanoke College (detail)002000
Shenandoah University (detail)100110
Southern Virginia University (detail)100000
Sweet Briar College (detail)000100
University of Lynchburg (detail)200122
University of Richmond (detail)011340
Virginia Union University (detail)103001
Virginia Wesleyan University (detail)002621
Washington and Lee University (detail)000010
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)000001
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)281929284122

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 Richard Bland 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)186184183182240172
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 212725252425
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older191816151912
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs146139142142197135
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell756770781060
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 61646168980
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,99948414637510
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,99930263034310
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater1612810230
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported3141383337172
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year875111613
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer342220192619
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits282236315021
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)531653
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer118135125123157129
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer110122118111146119
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer51151189
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer322131
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)111100

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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Students Transferring to Richard Bland 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)85%82%80%86%82%75%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)75%86%81%88%100%79%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)100%63%72%75%80%63%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)85%84%81%87%79%75%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)90%86%85%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)79%79%78%80%74%72%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)67%0%19%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)90%86%85%70%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)74%74%68%75%68%54%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)90%86%68%81%84%82%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)86%83%85%89%84%76%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)85%85%89%88%84%76%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)45%82%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)

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 Richard Bland 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)62%55%61%65%75%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)63%58%62%74%72%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)56%53%47%44%69%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)63%55%62%65%77%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)80%79%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)59%44%57%58%60%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)29%53%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)80%79%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)44%42%32%45%55%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)62%48%61%50%61%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)67%59%69%71%84%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)70%58%71%75%84%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)36%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)


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