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CCRC's Davis Jenkins: It Should be Easier to Transfer Community College Credits

 

Davis Jenkins, a senior research associate at TC's Community College Research Center. co-authored an opinion piece on Inside Higher Education, asserting that statewide credit transfer agreements make it difficult for students to transfer community college credits to four-year institutions. The credit transfer policies waste time and money and result in large losses of credit during transfer. The transfer agreements make it unnecessarily difficult for community college students to obtain a college degree. Jenkins and his co-author, Joshua Wyner, write that, according to research from the City University of New York last March, "fewer than 60 percent of community college transfer students could transfer most of their credits, and 15 percent were able transfer very few and essentially had to start over. The resulting waste of time and money -- not to mention lost human potential -- represents one of the biggest challenges to student success U.S. higher education faces today."

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Published Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

Davis Jenkins
Davis Jenkins

 

Davis Jenkins, a senior research associate at TC's Community College Research Center. co-authored an opinion piece on Inside Higher Education, asserting that statewide credit transfer agreements make it difficult for students to transfer community college credits to four-year institutions. The credit transfer policies waste time and money and result in large losses of credit during transfer. The transfer agreements make it unnecessarily difficult for community college students to obtain a college degree. Jenkins and his co-author, Joshua Wyner, write that, according to research from the City University of New York last March, "fewer than 60 percent of community college transfer students could transfer most of their credits, and 15 percent were able transfer very few and essentially had to start over. The resulting waste of time and money -- not to mention lost human potential -- represents one of the biggest challenges to student success U.S. higher education faces today."

LINK TO STORY: Narrower Pathways to a Bachelor's Degree

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