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Supporting Transfer to Private Colleges

A new Ithaka S+R report explores how to improve transfer pathways between community colleges and nonprofit private four-year institutions.

It’s expected that some students will stay close to home and enroll in two-year colleges for the coming semester or two to save money, due to the impacts of COVID-19. While private institutions may struggle to recruit back those students, they could employ strategies that would make the transfer process more amenable and thus more attractive, according to the report.

But independent colleges will likely have to think differently about transfer students to make that happen.

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