CEP’s Josh Wyner comments on the successful transfer partnerships between two-year and four-year institutions that lead to improved student outcomes. By fixing the transfer pipeline, these partnerships are helping students keep their credits and save money.
Four out of five students who come to Northern Virginia Community College are seeking degrees it doesn’t offer. That’s where its partner, George Mason University, steps in.
The partnership makes it possible for students wanting a bachelor’s degree to save money by starting out at the community college, commonly called NOVA. The pairing was highlighted on Monday as one of the nation’s most successful transfer partnerships at the annual convention here of the American Association of Community Colleges.