Community college transfer students have excellent graduation rates.

Community college transfer students net impressive graduation rates

A new report reveals surprising statistics about the academic performance of community college transfer students compared with other peer groups

Community college transfer students who enroll in certain four-year institutions perform just as well–and in some cases, better than–their peers who enrolled right from high school.

The report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation shows that while community college transfer students make up just 7 percent of students at selective institutions (those defined as “most competitive” or “highly competitive”), they are just as likely, or more likely, to graduate than some of their peers.

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Seventy-five percent of community college transfer students analyzed in the report graduated from selective four-year institutions, compared to 73 percent of students who enrolled directly from high school and 61 percent who transferred from another four-year institutions.

Laura Ascione