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ERIC Number: EJ1225427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Aug-16
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
How to Recruit and Retain Transfer Students: Comparing the College Choice Decision Process among Two- and Four-Year Transfer Students
Lukszo, Casey; Hayes, Shannon
College and University, v94 n3 p2-13 Aug 2019
Transfer students are an important population in higher education, and this has prompted a significant amount of research on their completion and success. Yet research on transfer student college choice and factors involved in the decision-making process remains fairly limited. Using a case study approach, the current research aims to identify and compare the factors in the decision process between students transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution and those transferring from a four-year to a four-year institution. Findings indicate that the decision process differs greatly between two-year and four-year transfer students, and this, in turn, affects transfer credit processes. Despite these differences, students in both groups utilized similar resources--including family, peers, and websites--to navigate the transfer process. A discussion and recommendations for colleges and universities is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A