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Virginia Peninsula 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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Virginia Peninsula Community College

Students Transferring from Virginia Peninsula Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year


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2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
a. Total Transfers703580667619563507
b. Men - Total297248291231243199
c. Women - Total406332376387320308
d. Majority Students - Total397334356364329275
e. Majority Students - Men182151186163146124
f. Majority Students - Women215183170200183151
g. Students of Color - Total306246311255234232
h. Students of Color - Men11597105689775
i. Students of Color - Women191149206187137157





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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Virginia Peninsula Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from Virginia Peninsula 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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2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (details)635262484546
George Mason University (details)131515141418
James Madison University (details)211715182117
Longwood University (details)967520
Norfolk State University (details)373627222220
Old Dominion University (details)268200255247232192
Radford University (details)15814885
University of Mary Washington (details)354501
University of Virginia (details)91411141816
University of Virginia's College at Wise (details)200000
Virginia Commonwealth University (details)888381867660
Virginia Military Institute (details)011200
Virginia State University (details)767553
Virginia Tech (details)242841252423
William & Mary (details)262428324028
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (details)585495568531507429
Private Institutions
George Washington University (details)132221
Averett University (details)000003
Bluefield University (details)224010
Bridgewater College (details)100010
Eastern Mennonite University (details)110100
Ferrum College (details)200100
Hampden-Sydney College (details)000110
Hampton University (details)121110918
Hollins University (details)000100
Liberty University (details)594142462637
Mary Baldwin University (details)340001
Marymount University (details)102001
Randolph-Macon College (details)111100
Regent University (details)241532181820
Roanoke College (details)200011
Shenandoah University (details)110200
Southern Virginia University (details)010000
Sweet Briar College (details)000000
University of Lynchburg (details)001111
University of Richmond (details)100111
Virginia Union University (details)020001
Virginia Wesleyan University (details)325233
Total Private, Four-Year Institutions (details)1188599885678

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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Virginia Peninsula Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Virginia Peninsula Community 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)703580667619563507
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 345064484434
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older256196225203149152
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs413334377366370321
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell305235280214223204
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 291219256216215182
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999125110115749486
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999726665725255
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater363643414743
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported179149188216155141
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year302721292318
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer161120146123113128
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits9985112867873
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)19111315149
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer342305324310304258
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer324280300286284227
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer122015161523
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer659858
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)664861734940

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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All Students
Students Transferring to Virginia Peninsula Community 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)84%77%83%79%78%60%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)92%91%88%84%73%66%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)79%69%78%68%67%52%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)86%81%86%86%84%63%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)94%87%94%88%83%69%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)79%76%80%76%81%54%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)46%20%30%24%14%9%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)94%87%92%88%83%71%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)80%65%75%64%66%48%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)87%79%89%81%83%54%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)89%100%69%80%71%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)91%85%89%90%86%67%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)92%85%90%93%87%68%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)75%67%80%73%94%60%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)82%64%67%66%66%51%

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 Virginia Peninsula 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 Completion2015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)62%65%58%68%64%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)56%65%62%68%75%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)49%56%50%53%54%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)70%70%62%77%68%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)94%88%79%94%91%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)53%61%55%60%60%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)12%11%3%4%5%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)94%88%79%92%91%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)34%53%39%46%47%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)58%65%57%68%69%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)65%53%73%46%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)81%81%70%80%76%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)84%84%72%81%78%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)52%60%42%75%73%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)54%48%48%62%46%








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