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GC Research Illuminates Importance of Transfer Credits in Completing B.A.

David B. Monaghan Paul Attewell

Research by doctoral candidate David B. Monaghan (Sociology) and distinguished professor Paul Attewell (Sociology, Urban Education) reveals that the inability to transfer credits, more than a lack of preparation or financial aid, is a key obstacle to  graduation for students who move from a two-year to a four-year college: "the greater the loss, the lower the chances of completing a BA." “The Community College Route to the Bachelor’s Degree" was published online on March 19 in Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Coverage of the research appears in U.S. News & World ReportInside Higher Ed, the Hechinger Report, and Politico Pro (subscription required).

Submitted on: MAR 24, 2014

Category: Faculty Activities, Sociology, Student Honors, Awards, and Publications, Urban Education