- Nationally, nearly 40% of all first-time college students transfer to or enroll in a different institution at least once within 6 years of starting college and before earning a bachelor’s degree.
- The majority of transfers from two-year institutions do so before receiving a credential. 71% of students transfer to a four-year institution without a certificate or a degree.
- Transfer is an important means of increasing the diversity on four-year college campuses
- This issue has particular resonance within the CUNY system of community and senior colleges. Among CUNY’s four-year colleges, 2/3 of all entrants in an academic year are transfer students – double the number of first-time freshmen in the college.
- Whereas freshmen cohorts in CUNY’s bachelor’s programs have been flat or decreasing, transfer enrollment has increased by about 50% between 2000 and 2013.
In May 2016, Graduate NYC & NYC College Line are celebrating our first ever Transfer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, GNYC will share data and information to increase awareness about additional obstacles to college completion students face when transferring from a two-year to a four-year college. Consider the following: