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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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Wytheville Community College

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


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2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
a. Total Transfers176162172172131122
b. Men - Total546169634755
c. Women - Total1221011031098467
d. Majority Students - Total166151153155114112
e. Majority Students - Men485858553950
f. Majority Students - Women11893951007562
g. Students of Color - Total101119171710
h. Students of Color - Men6311885
i. Students of Color - Women488995

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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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Wytheville Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from Wytheville 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)000000
George Mason University (detail)202000
James Madison University (detail)231710
Longwood University (detail)310001
Norfolk State University (detail)001000
Old Dominion University (detail)282418272119
Radford University (detail)623160624740
University of Mary Washington (detail)012000
University of Virginia (detail)442210
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)133200
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)112101
Virginia Military Institute (detail)000000
Virginia State University (detail)001100
Virginia Tech (detail)162824281613
William & Mary (detail)100000
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)120961161308674
Private Institutions
George Washington University (detail)001000
Averett University (detail)100000
Bluefield College (detail)243428231615
Bridgewater College (detail)000000
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)000010
Emory & Henry College (detail)822523
Ferrum College (detail)120010
Hollins University (detail)011000
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)042031
Liberty University (detail)181819131726
Mary Baldwin University (detail)002001
Randolph College (detail)000100
Regent University (detail)020012
Roanoke College (detail)310020
Southern Virginia University (detail)010000
University of Lynchburg (detail)110000
University of Richmond (detail)000000
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED) (detail)000000
Virginia Union University (detail)001010
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)000010
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)566656424548

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

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Degree Completion2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-19
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)176162172172131122
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 292132452312
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older545851403039
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs938389877871
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell112999289671
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 96877373620
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,99953416261391
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,9998121722100
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater442420
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported1518181218121
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year845496
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer242924402426
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits21209101827
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)5250314
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer95881021016739
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer868288926326
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer76117411
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer203202
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)302432251614

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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All Students
Students Transferring to Wytheville 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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Subcohort2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)75%80%82%78%82%67%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)80%86%105%72%91%74%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)71%78%66%78%77%57%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)77%80%88%81%79%69%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)82%94%91%88%96%58%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)66%71%68%73%75%57%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)42%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)82%94%91%88%96%58%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)76%62%79%62%70%71%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)53%67%90%50%67%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)78%89%87%84%90%67%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)80%90%89%89%90%68%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)73%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)70%73%58%81%72%56%

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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Wytheville Community College
All Students
Four-year Completion Rates of Students Transferring to Wytheville 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)65%50%69%71%75%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)62%60%69%100%69%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)74%39%67%57%69%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)59%55%70%73%81%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)69%73%83%86%96%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)55%45%61%54%66%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)39%15%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)69%73%83%86%96%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)45%53%37%48%33%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)32%57%60%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)80%53%79%80%91%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)80%55%79%82%94%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)82%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)61%43%77%71%69%


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