Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

The Community College Route to the Bachelor’s Degree

The report from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York finds that students who begin their postsecondary education at a community college and successfully transfer to a four-year college have graduation rates equal to similar students who begin at four-year colleges. The report encourages community colleges to further invest in student transfer counseling services and four-year institutions to develop better processes for facilitating credit transfers for academically qualified students.

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