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Document Number: 3198

Community College Transfer Rates to Four-Year Institutions Using Alternative Definitions of Transfer - Preparing students to transfer to a four-year institution remains a central characteristic of community colleges. This article examines several ways of defining the population of potential transfer students, the relationship of these definitions to student background characteristics and the relationship of each definition to the resulting transfer rate. The authors discuss the results in the context of other studies of community college students and transfer. (Ellen M. Bradburn and David G. Hurst, Education Statistics Quarterly, NCES, 2001)...

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