Many Texas students transfer between institutions as part of their postsecondary experience. Significantly, 75% of Texas students completing bachelor’s degrees were previously enrolled in a community college. However, transfers between community colleges and universities often result in wasted credits, excess course-taking, increased cost and time-to-degree, and lower college completion rates. At the same time, increasing college completion rates has become a priority for policymakers and institutions in Texas and nationally. Addressing these transfer issues is critical in ensuring students can achieve their postsecondary goals. With a streamlined transfer system, we can increase college completion rates, reduce time-to-degree, and decrease the cost of degree completion and excess credit hours.
Read the full policy brief, prepared by Cindy Alvarado and Amanda Dick, here.