This presentation to the Maryland Senate Education, Business and Administration Subcommittee and the House Education and Economic Development Subcommittee shows the steady decline in first-time full-time (“FT/FT”) college students as largely due to the rise of transfer students. A series of graphic exhibits illustrates data on transfer students, including rates of graduation, degree and credit transfers, as well as income statistics. The research presented supports state legislation to improve the success rates of transfer students at four-year institutions. The presentation closes with a closer look at the legislation, including some possible obstacles and logical next steps for policymakers, stakeholders and education agencies.
Role of Transfer Students in Meeting College Completion
The Department of Legislative Services