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Virginia Western 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 Western Community College

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


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2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
a. Total Transfers572573564542566507
b. Men - Total275250268219260245
c. Women - Total297323296323306262
d. Majority Students - Total454485459438469409
e. Majority Students - Men217210219182209201
f. Majority Students - Women237275240256260208
g. Students of Color - Total118881051049798
h. Students of Color - Men584049375144
i. Students of Color - Women604856674654

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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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Virginia Western Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from Virginia Western 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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2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (detail)020110
George Mason University (detail)13053118
James Madison University (detail)162228352620
Longwood University (detail)434334
Norfolk State University (detail)210100
Old Dominion University (detail)214229334026
Radford University (detail)152125139126137122
University of Mary Washington (detail)210211
University of Virginia (detail)7101251316
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)121020
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)282625241823
Virginia Military Institute (detail)312132
Virginia State University (detail)112105
Virginia Tech (detail)717381806484
William & Mary (detail)121222
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)322311329317321313
Private Institutions
George Washington University (detail)100001
Averett University (detail)011110
Bluefield College (detail)15228764
Bridgewater College (detail)301022
Christendom College (detail)000000
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)000010
Emory & Henry College (detail)021211
Ferrum College (detail)167119148
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)121000
Hampton University (detail)102010
Hollins University (detail)18211312711
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)445443574445
Liberty University (detail)849281628666
Mary Baldwin University (detail)14921272511
Marymount University (detail)000100
Randolph College (detail)201012
Regent University (detail)014547
Roanoke College (detail)394534314128
Shenandoah University (detail)110000
Southern Virginia University (detail)000000
Sweet Briar College (detail)100110
University of Lynchburg (detail)252231
University of Richmond (detail)001201
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED) (detail)000000
Virginia Union University (detail)001001
Virginia Wesleyan University (detail)000001
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)809674
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)250262235225245194

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

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

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Degree Completion2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)572573564542566507
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 656763535862
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older198187144140154130
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs309319357349354315
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell27125725823524741
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 26626022022123042
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,99911511614314112519
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999618474626210
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater25283841294
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported105858977120432
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year183124152313
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer15414111621312298
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits98113124348691
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)17181201012
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer231213242241279229
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer209188224225248203
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer131912102720
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer966646
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)709366525766

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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Virginia Western Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Virginia Western Community 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)86%85%85%84%82%78%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)80%92%94%84%89%76%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)82%79%82%80%74%66%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)90%88%85%85%84%84%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)100%92%90%85%88%90%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)81%77%79%78%78%80%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)87%33%16%21%20%17%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)100%92%90%85%88%90%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)74%78%80%74%79%66%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)84%86%92%84%68%81%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)87%76%72%83%80%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)97%90%85%89%88%83%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)98%90%85%91%89%85%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)82%92%89%58%80%70%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)87%90%89%85%79%79%

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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Virginia Western Community College
All Students
Four-year Completion Rates of Students Transferring to Virginia Western 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 Completion2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)67%55%70%71%71%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)65%56%71%72%71%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)57%38%61%64%58%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)72%66%75%74%77%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)91%72%104%83%96%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)61%50%63%66%61%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)35%35%6%6%12%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)91%72%104%83%96%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)55%34%52%47%46%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)59%52%66%75%69%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)75%65%67%92%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)82%76%84%82%83%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)85%77%86%81%85%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)50%64%46%89%75%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)73%52%74%76%76%


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