Teachers College, Columbia University

The Transfer Function of Community Colleges

Date and Time: November 14, 2015 8:30–10:00 AM
Location: Miami, FL
Venue: Hyatt Regency | Hibiscus

This session presented new evidence from four studies on the transfer function of community colleges, the impacts on student degree completion and labor market outcomes, and the effectiveness of various projects designed to improve transfer outcomes. The studies use National Student Clearinghouse data and longitudinal college administrative data from three states to provide a comprehensive overview of the transfer function of community colleges. Papers in this session included:

  • The Impacts of Initial Enrollment at Two-Year Colleges on Student Academic and Labor Market Outcomes
  • Increasing College Completion and Equity through Strengthened Transfer Partnerships
  • Getting from a(A) to B(A): The Effect of Structured Transfer Pathways in Community Colleges

For more information, see the session page on the APPAM conference website.


Research Affiliate
Community College Research Center
Research Affiliate
Community College Research Center
David B. Monaghan
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Afet Dundar
Associate Director
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
Senior Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Rachel Baker
Assistant Professor
University of California, Irvine