A May 18 webinar hosted by Hobsons and ACE that reviewed the findings and discussed strategies for taking action on key predictors of upward transfer for students who enroll in community college directly after high school is now available for viewing.
The report, Improving the Odds: An Empirical Look at the Factors That Influence Upward Transfer, analyzes data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, a nationally representative study that tracked students who began 10th grade in 2002 over a 10-year period. It is the first in a series about community college students by ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS) and supported by Hobsons.
The webinar featured CPRS’ Jonathan Turk, senior policy research analyst and Wei-Lin Chen, graduate research associate, Ellen Wagner, vice president of research, Hobsons and David Schuler, superintendent, Township High School District 214 in Illinois.
As the market demand for college educated workers continues to increase, understanding how to improve the pipeline between two- and four-year colleges is of paramount importance. The report and webinar illuminated the policies and practices that can ensure students have the best opportunities to achieve their educational goals.
Drawing from the results of the study and previous research, the report also offers resources and several key recommendations to increase students’ likelihood of transferring to a four-year institution.
Click here to access the webinar. Also see a related post on ACE’s blog, Higher Education Today.