The Transfer Landscape in the U.S.

Transfer News, Webinars

Monday, February 25th at 1:00pm MT

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center publishes reports highlighting national student transfer patterns and how student mobility is related to persistence, stopout, completion and time to degree. This webinar reviews the latest results and what they reveal about transfer students today. In particular, what are the trends? Why is student mobility important? How many transfers cross state lines? And how can you derive insights from this research to help students in your institution to be more successful?


Doug Shapiro is the executive research director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which advances student access and success by providing the education community with data and insights from the nation’s largest student-level longitudinal dataset of college enrollment and degree information. The Research Center publishes annual trends and benchmarks in student enrollment, persistence, transfer, mobility and completion. The Center also provides data services and measurement of student outcomes for high schools, districts, states, postsecondary institutions, researchers and other educational organizations. Shapiro has conducted research in higher education for nearly twenty years. Prior to joining the Clearinghouse he held positions as director of institutional research at The New School (NY), and vice president for research and policy development at the Minnesota Private College Council. He holds an M.A. in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.