The New Stealth and Not-So-Stealth Applicants: Transfers

A recent article Inside Higher Ed featured an article that examines the reasons behind how and why transfer students are selecting the institutions that they intend to enroll at for further education. Findings from a National Research Center for College & University Admissions survey of 990 people, who were surveyed in high school and were then followed for 3 years, found that attending community college was generally part of a strategy to move on to a four-year institution. In terms of factors when considering a four-year institution, the top factor the students identified was cost, but that was followed not far behind by ability to transfer credits.