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The Transfer Reset: Rethinking Equitable Policy for Today’s Learners

July 1, 2021  • College Excellence Program

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Most transfer students face long odds of achieving their goals. While the great majority of students entering community college desire a bachelor’s degree, only 14 percent have earned one within six years. A strong community college transfer pathway is vital to drive the equitable degree attainment we need for a strong economy, shared prosperity and upward social mobility. We need to “reset” transfer to meet the needs/ demands of today’s learners—and tomorrow’s—who are seeking to receive credit for learning, work and lived experiences along the entirety of their educational path.