Issue Brief Outlines Strategies to Address “Stranded” Credits

As postsecondary attainment is increasingly tied to economic and workforce development, a new issue brief by Sarah Pingel of Ithaka S+R discusses strategies for institutions and states to better address stranded credits, or academic credits that students have earned but cannot access because they have an unpaid balance at another institution.

Two New Reports Provide Insights on Enrollment Trends and Policies to Support Transfer Students

As enrollment remains a primary concern among institutional leaders, reports from the National Student Clearinghouse and the National Association of System Heads provide insight on trends in transfer enrollment and strategies for transfer student success.

National Student Clearinghouse Data Demonstrates Impact of COVID on Enrollment and Transfers

Although these data are inherently limited in their ability to establish causality as to how the pandemic has impacted enrollment and transfer rates, they are potentially helpful for enrollment managers and other education leaders to compare their own institutions’ data against trends throughout the sector.

New Report Demonstrates Pandemic’s Impact on Transfer Enrollment

As COVID-19 continues to affect higher education, National Student Clearinghouse has released a new report outlining the pandemic’s effect on student transfer and mobility.

Innovating Transfer Through Regional Partnerships: Houston Guided Pathways to Success

Regional partnerships between two- and four-year institutions, like Houston GPS, are increasingly a critical means to bolster transfer and degree completion. Starting with seven institutions, it has grown to include 13 two- and four-year institutions with an aggregate enrollment of more than 300,000 students in the Houston-Gulf Coast region.

Regional Data-sharing Agreements: The Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database

Higher education is increasingly embracing the use of big data to increase and assess the effectiveness of institutional policies and practices and to drive needed change. The Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database (CFEED) offers one promising model for regional data-sharing agreements that can increase educational attainment.

Innovating the Transfer Pipeline Through Regional Partnerships

Collaboration between two-year sending and four-year receiving institutions is key to improving community college student transfer and graduation rates. The Central Florida Educational Ecosystem Database and Houston Guided Pathway to Success are two innovative models for achieving this goal.

Current Landscape for California’s Community College Transfer

A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) examines trends across the transfer pipeline at California’s community colleges, shedding light on the impact COVID-19 has had on access.

Rethinking Community College Workforce Education: Eliminating the Dead End

When it comes to transfer, mobility, and equity, do traditional community college pathways hinder a student’s prospects? Mark M. D’Amico looks at what we can do to get around the hurdles.