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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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2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
a. Total Transfers182195186184183182
b. Men - Total687966726061
c. Women - Total114116120112123121
d. Majority Students - Total122125108107103106
e. Majority Students - Men425339423135
f. Majority Students - Women807269657271
g. Students of Color - Total607078778076
h. Students of Color - Men262627302926
i. Students of Color - Women344451475150

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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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2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (detail)103724
George Mason University (detail)652265
James Madison University (detail)537364
Longwood University (detail)12912201911
Norfolk State University (detail)323243
Old Dominion University (detail)122015171917
Radford University (detail)6108353
University of Mary Washington (detail)121131
University of Virginia (detail)022311
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)110200
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)725962676474
Virginia Military Institute (detail)000000
Virginia State University (detail)263028251322
Virginia Tech (detail)286562
William & Mary (detail)17189867
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)164169158165154154
Private Institutions
George Washington University (detail)001000
Averett University (detail)001002
Bluefield College (detail)010010
Bridgewater College (detail)011000
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)000200
Ferrum College (detail)000020
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)000010
Hampton University (detail)100001
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)000011
Liberty University (detail)91517131310
Mary Baldwin University (detail)000020
Marymount University (detail)200100
Randolph College (detail)000000
Randolph-Macon College (detail)002101
Regent University (detail)151211
Roanoke College (detail)000020
Shenandoah University (detail)011001
Southern Virginia University (detail)101000
Sweet Briar College (detail)000001
University of Lynchburg (detail)002001
University of Richmond (detail)210113
Virginia Union University (detail)111030
Virginia Wesleyan University (detail)000026
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)010000
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)182628192928

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 Completion2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)182195186184183182
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 272421272525
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older161919181615
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs139152146139142142
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell697375677078
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 567461646168
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999435048414637
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999251530263034
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater13111612810
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported454531413833
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year141587511
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer183134222019
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits322928223631
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)825316
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer123132118135125123
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer116125110122118111
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer67511511
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer103221
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)001111

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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Subcohort2010-112011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)85%80%85%82%80%86%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)82%93%75%86%81%88%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)68%81%100%63%72%75%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)88%78%85%84%81%87%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)90%86%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)84%74%79%79%78%80%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)17%14%67%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)90%86%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)71%44%74%74%68%75%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)81%81%90%86%68%81%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)89%86%86%83%85%89%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)93%87%85%85%89%88%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)50%45%
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 Completion2010-112011-122012-132013-142014-15
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)66%62%55%61%65%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)77%63%58%62%74%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)36%56%53%47%44%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)69%63%55%62%65%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)80%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)58%59%44%57%58%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)25%29%53%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)80%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)39%44%42%32%45%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)64%62%48%61%50%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)74%67%59%69%71%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)79%70%58%71%75%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)40%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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