From 2018-2021, Aspen Institute College Excellence Program
, HCM Strategists
, and Sova
worked together to strengthen social mobility by improving transfer outcomes for baccalaureate-seeking students who begin at community colleges. They partnered with institutional leaders, policymakers, and practitioners in Minnesota, Texas, and Virginia to improve community college policy and practice and transfer student success. The comprehensive effort incorporated policy, practice, research, and strategic communications to foster the conditions for scaled and measurable improvements for baccalaureate-seeking transfer students, including the large number of low-income students and students of color who begin their education at community colleges.