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


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2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
a. Total Transfers240168184142126129
b. Men - Total1047072474857
c. Women - Total13698112957872
d. Majority Students - Total1228597665656
e. Majority Students - Men553235192222
f. Majority Students - Women675362473434
g. Students of Color - Total1188387767073
h. Students of Color - Men493837282635
i. Students of Color - Women694550484438





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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2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (details)334310
George Mason University (details)916326
James Madison University (details)458674
Longwood University (details)121410774
Norfolk State University (details)473816
Old Dominion University (details)31142161117
Radford University (details)681237
University of Mary Washington (details)217112
University of Virginia (details)313363
University of Virginia's College at Wise (details)100100
Virginia Commonwealth University (details)795139483632
Virginia Military Institute (details)021000
Virginia State University (details)302630101917
Virginia Tech (details)525852
William & Mary (details)10121919148
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (details)199147157125113108
Private Institutions
Averett University (details)100300
Bluefield University (details)010000
Bridgewater College (details)001000
Eastern Mennonite University (details)000100
Emory & Henry College (details)000001
Ferrum College (details)001002
Hampden-Sydney College (details)002000
Hampton University (details)001002
Liberty University (details)21118774
Mary Baldwin University (details)320000
Marymount University (details)100113
Randolph College (details)001100
Randolph-Macon College (details)323210
Regent University (details)202014
Roanoke College (details)000000
Shenandoah University (details)102111
Sweet Briar College (details)000000
University of Lynchburg (details)221001
University of Richmond (details)403010
Virginia Union University (details)011002
Virginia Wesleyan University (details)211111
Washington and Lee University (details)100000
Total Private, Four-Year Institutions (details)412127171321

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.




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 Completion2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)240168184142126129
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 242531241925
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older1911129158
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs1971321411099296
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell1066773716055
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 986061625242
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999513741322234
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999311940121111
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater23141911148
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported373823252734
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year16107645
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer261924131219
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits502117151518
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)536176
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer1571251371149182
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer1461151281108174
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer8983108
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer311100
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)000000

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.




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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Subcohort2016-172017-182018-192019-202020-212021-22
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)82%75%78%79%82%63%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)100%79%92%87%92%47%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)80%63%91%83%60%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)79%76%74%77%81%67%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)92%92%81%67%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)76%71%79%78%82%67%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)0%19%20%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)92%70%92%81%67%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)70%54%68%62%77%50%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)81%80%81%76%80%40%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)84%78%80%82%84%68%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)84%77%82%84%84%69%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)82%60%
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.




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 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 Completion2015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)73%58%59%64%68%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)72%69%58%84%55%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)67%40%37%55%58%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)74%58%61%61%72%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)80%83%83%87%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)61%53%51%52%60%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)9%6%20%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)80%83%80%83%87%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)53%25%38%42%50%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)61%31%44%57%59%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)81%70%66%68%72%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)82%72%68%70%75%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)55%
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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