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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 from Virginia Western Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year


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2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
a. Total Transfers566492505452407427
b. Men - Total260240233200180168
c. Women - Total306252272252227259
d. Majority Students - Total469400402365321327
e. Majority Students - Men209199193158150129
f. Majority Students - Women260201209207171198
g. Students of Color - Total97921038786100
h. Students of Color - Men514140423039
i. Students of Color - Women465163455661





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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2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (details)101020
George Mason University (details)116155610
James Madison University (details)262020282827
Longwood University (details)343321
Norfolk State University (details)000223
Old Dominion University (details)402431302735
Radford University (details)137118157145125119
University of Mary Washington (details)110110
University of Virginia (details)13161612512
University of Virginia's College at Wise (details)200220
Virginia Commonwealth University (details)182414141616
Virginia Military Institute (details)322030
Virginia State University (details)052000
Virginia Tech (details)648480796382
William & Mary (details)220101
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (details)321306341322282306
Private Institutions
George Washington University (details)000000
Averett University (details)100013
Bluefield University (details)633210
Bridgewater College (details)221000
Eastern Mennonite University (details)100010
Emory & Henry College (details)110112
Ferrum College (details)1487874
Hampden-Sydney College (details)001001
Hampton University (details)100000
Hollins University (details)799657
Liberty University (details)866481676962
Mary Baldwin University (details)25104069
Marymount University (details)000001
Randolph College (details)120100
Randolph-Macon College (details)001000
Regent University (details)474331
Roanoke College (details)412745372628
Shenandoah University (details)000010
Sweet Briar College (details)100111
University of Lynchburg (details)335132
University of Richmond (details)010000
Virginia Union University (details)010000
Virginia Wesleyan University (details)010000
Total Private, Four-Year Institutions (details)245186164130125121

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 Western Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Virginia Western 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)566492505452407427
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 585850584558
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older1541271311029799
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs354307324292265270
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell247225221190172175
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 230201209176151152
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,99912512896979388
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999626573886273
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater292938303642
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported1206989616572
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year2314121699
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer12297101877976
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits868779756665
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)101171078
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer279223242230194219
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer248198223206179199
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer27191217812
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer467778
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)576368485759

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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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

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

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Subcohort2016-172017-182018-192019-202020-212021-22
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)80%78%77%83%78%66%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)89%78%86%94%76%69%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)71%66%58%69%73%51%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)83%84%84%87%81%72%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)90%90%92%98%79%77%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)78%81%77%84%77%69%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)20%17%36%0%6%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)90%90%92%100%79%77%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)77%66%63%71%68%61%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)68%80%78%91%81%74%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)80%91%80%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)87%84%87%92%85%71%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)88%86%90%94%85%74%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)80%70%53%67%88%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)75%77%71%68%62%53%

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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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 Completion2015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)71%71%72%73%73%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)73%79%74%74%76%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)57%59%57%56%64%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)77%74%77%80%77%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)94%88%90%94%93%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)63%67%70%70%71%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)13%13%9%21%0%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)94%88%90%94%95%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)44%62%54%53%51%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)69%62%79%75%76%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)92%70%91%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)84%80%80%84%84%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)85%82%80%84%86%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)82%50%74%74%58%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)77%72%68%67%66%








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