Originally developed by Interstate Passport for the WICHE region several years ago, the Student Transfer Destinations by State website demonstrated transfer patterns of students in the west for the 2006 cohort based on data secured from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC). As the Interstate Passport Network has grown and expanded to a nationwide program with 28 members in 10 different states, this site has recently been expanded to include all 50 states and territories. The data sets for the 2006, 2008, and 2010 national transfer student cohorts were secured from NSCRC. The website serves as a dynamic tool to demonstrate, over time, the transfer trends among cohorts, as well as to provide a visual display of where students are transferring to and from across state lines.
“We are excited to share this expanded website with its snapshots of student transfer trends and patterns nationwide over a ten-year period. As new data becomes available from NSC for other cohorts, we look forward to adding it and learning more about intrastate and interstate transfer over time.” said Patricia Shea, director of academic leadership initiatives at WICHE where the Interstate Passport’s operations are based.