Retaining College Transfer Students: Analyzing New Data on a Growing Opportunity
By Janene Panfil
Transfer students. Every campus has them, and given the economy, demographics, and national completion goals, many institutions are seeking to enroll more. But how much do you know about transfer students? And, more importantly, what are you doing to make their transfer to your campus a success?
Few institutions currently examine the retention of their transfer students and often miss the opportunity to increase retention by improving services aimed at this cohort. The key, as with retaining native students, is to develop student success programs based on the specific needs of transfer students. But what do these students need?