Transfer students. Every campus has them, and given the economy, demographics, and national completion goals, many institutions are seeking to enroll more. But how much do you know about transfer students? And, more importantly, what are you doing to make their transfer to your campus a success?
Few institutions currently examine the retention of their transfer students and often miss the opportunity to increase retention by improving services aimed at this cohort. The key, as with retaining native students, is to develop student success programs based on the specific needs of transfer students. But what do these students need?
A new research report from Noel-Levitz, Transfer Students: The Attitudes of Second-Year College Students (an addendum to The Attitudes of Second-Year Students report), provides insights into the attitudes and receptivity of this unique student cohort. This report is based on survey results from transfer students nationwide. The data also illustrate strategies you can take to improve the success of transfer students and help them continue toward completion.