SCHEV Home  >  Higher Ed Data  >    


Four-year College Transfer from


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.
To explore more about students who transfer...


Virginia Western Community College

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


 Export to Excel
2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
a. Total Transfers573564556566508521
b. Men - Total250268224260249238
c. Women - Total323296332306259283
d. Majority Students - Total485459453469411414
e. Majority Students - Men210219188209205195
f. Majority Students - Women275240265260206219
g. Students of Color - Total881051039797107
h. Students of Color - Men404936514443
i. Students of Color - Women485667465364

</> EMBED



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.
To explore even more about students who transfer...


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.

 Export to Excel
2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (details)201101
George Mason University (details)05311815
James Madison University (details)222835262119
Longwood University (details)343343
Norfolk State University (details)101000
Old Dominion University (details)422935402635
Radford University (details)125139132137121162
University of Mary Washington (details)102110
University of Virginia (details)10124131616
University of Virginia's College at Wise (details)210200
Virginia Commonwealth University (details)262523182317
Virginia Military Institute (details)121322
Virginia State University (details)121052
Virginia Tech (details)738181648480
William & Mary (details)212220
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (details)311329324321313352
Private Institutions
George Washington University (details)000010
Averett University (details)111100
Bluefield College (details)2288643
Bridgewater College (details)010221
Christendom College (details)000000
Eastern Mennonite University (details)000100
Emory & Henry College (details)212110
Ferrum College (details)71191487
Hampden-Sydney College (details)210001
Hampton University (details)020100
Hollins University (details)2113137109
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (details)54435944450
Liberty University (details)928168866685
Mary Baldwin University (details)9212425115
Marymount University (details)001000
Randolph College (details)010120
Randolph-Macon College (details)000001
Regent University (details)145474
Roanoke College (details)453431412845
Shenandoah University (details)100000
Southern Virginia University (details)000000
Sweet Briar College (details)001100
University of Lynchburg (details)522335
University of Richmond (details)012010
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED) (details)000000
Virginia Union University (details)010010
Virginia Wesleyan University (details)000010
Averett University Non-Traditional (details)096743
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (details)262235232245195169

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
</> EMBED



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.
To explore even more about students who transfer...


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.

 Export to Excel
Degree Completion2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)573564556566508521
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 676355586051
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older187144148154131136
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs319357353354317334
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell25725823424723045
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 26022022023020440
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,99911614314312513217
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999847464626616
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater28384229302
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported85898712076446
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year312415231316
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer141116216122101102
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits11312434868781
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)1812010117
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer213242251279233250
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer188224235248207230
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer191210272012
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer666468
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)936653576573

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
</> EMBED



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.
To explore even more about students who transfer and their retention patterns...


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.

 Export to Excel
Subcohort2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)85%85%84%79%78%74%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)92%94%84%85%78%82%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)79%82%80%69%66%56%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)88%85%85%82%84%80%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)92%90%85%90%90%88%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)77%79%78%78%81%75%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)33%16%21%27%17%31%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)92%90%85%90%90%89%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)78%80%74%77%66%57%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)86%92%84%71%80%77%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)76%72%83%80%100%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)90%85%89%84%84%83%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)90%85%91%84%86%86%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)92%89%58%80%70%55%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)90%89%85%74%77%69%

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
</> EMBED



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.
To explore even more about students who transfer and their completion patterns...


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).

 Export to Excel
Four-year Completion Rates
Degree Completion2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)55%70%71%71%68%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)56%71%72%71%76%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)38%61%64%58%57%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)66%75%74%77%72%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)72%104%83%96%88%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)50%63%66%61%66%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)35%6%6%12%13%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)72%104%83%96%88%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)34%52%47%46%60%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)52%66%75%69%62%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)75%65%67%92%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)76%84%82%83%76%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)77%86%81%85%78%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)64%46%89%75%50%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)52%74%76%76%72%


</> EMBED



</> EMBED


Share this page!
SCHEV • 101 N. 14TH St., James Monroe Bldg. • Richmond, VA 23219
Follow @SCHEVResearch on Twitter