Don Hossler, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University School of Education and InsideTrack Advisory Board Member
Vasti Torres, Director of the Project on Academic Success
and the Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University
A new report examining “reverse transfer” students — those who begin at a four-year institution but transfer to a two-year institution — found that just 1 in 6 returned to the original four-year institution, and just 1 in 10 were either still enrolled there or had completed a degree there after six years. The study, “Reverse Transfer: A National View of Student Mobility From Four-Year to Two-Year Institutions,” was issued by Indiana University’s Project on Academic Success and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
The report examined six years of data drawn from more than 1.2 million students who began at four-year institutions in 2005. The study found that in that period, 14.4 percent enrolled in a two-year institution outside summer months. While more than 80 percent of students who took courses during the summer returned to their original four-year institution, less than 17 percent of the students who enrolled in a two-year institution outside summer months returned to their original four-year institution.
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