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American Honors: Evaluation of a Community College Transfer Pathway Program

Conference: American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention
Date and Time: April 24, 2017 1:00–2:00 PM
Location: New Orleans, LA
Venue: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | Room 227

The American Honors (AH) program helps high-achieving, lower income students prepare for and transfer to selective four-year universities. Analyses of the first cohort revealed that 64 percent of AH students graduated in two years, and 92 percent of those who indicated an intent to transfer had actually transferred by the end of 2014. Sixty-three percent of these were admitted to a top-100 college or university. While these results seem impressive, more rigorous analysis is necessary to determine the program’s impact. Accordingly, CCRC is conducting an evaluation of the program, and this session focused on preliminary results on the program’s operations and effectiveness at six community colleges.


Markeisha Grant
Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Maggie P. Fay
Research Associate
Community College Research Center

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