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.

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Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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