Community College Research Initiatives

Transfer Partnerships

This study is focusing on how high performing transfer partnerships between 2- and 4-year colleges and universities (which may identify as partnerships) work on the ground. By high performing, we refer to relationships between 2- and 4-year institutions that enroll high proportions of historically underserved students who are achieving high rates of success in baccalaureate retention and completion. Our mixed methods studies in states across the country examine ways in which 2- and 4-year institutions influence student success, and we disseminate our findings broadly in the academic, policy, and practical literature.