"The Community College Route to the Bachelor's Degree," by Paul Attewell and David Monaghan

March 21, 2014

"The Community College Route to the Bachelor's Degree, by Paul Attewell and David Monaghan, both of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, was published online on March 19th in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)."

"The Community College Route to the Bachelor's Degree, by Paul Attewell and David Monaghan, both of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, was published online on March 19th in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

U.S. News & World Report
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/03/19/report-1-in-10-community-college-transfers-lose-nearly-all-course-credits

Inside Higher Ed
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/03/19/lost-credits-hold-back-transfer-students-study-finds

Hechinger Report
http://hechingerreport.org/content/barriers-credit-transfers-lowers-graduation-rates-new-study-finds_15224/

Politico Pro Morning Education
https://www.politicopro.com/tipsheet/education/?id=7147 (subscription required; scroll down to "Credits Could Be Game-Changer For Transfers")

CREDITS COULD BE GAME-CHANGER FOR TRANSFERS: The ability to transfer credits from a community college to a four-year institution could be a big factor in whether transfer students graduate, a study out today from the American Educational Research Association says. Students who began college at a community college and whose credits transferred are as likely to earn a bachelor's degree as peers who started at the four-year institution, the study found. This puts a new wrinkle into previous research that showed students who transfer from two- to four-year schools have lower graduation rates than those who start at four-year colleges. Transfer credits - not a lack of preparation or financial aid - appear to play a role in graduation rates. Some 58 percent of transfers can bring most of their credits from a community college to a four-year institution, while 14 percent lose most of their credits. Abstract: http://bit.ly/1j2Nacl."