Texas relies heavily on its community colleges to provide low-cost access to undergraduate coursework for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree. The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University researched ways to improve postsecondary success for Texas transfer students.

Using Clearinghouse data, policy analysis, and interviews with educators, CCRC found that the existing transfer policy in Texas failed to help students transfer successfully and efficiently.

CCRC recommended three ways to improve transfer student success:

  1. Create stronger transfer pathways. 
  2. Help students choose and enter a transfer pathway. 
  3. Build momentum for community college and university collaboration.

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