The Talent Blind Spot demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most competitive schools. The report also demonstrates that high-graduation-rate colleges and universities—the American Talent Initiative schools—enroll far fewer transfer students than other four-year institutions. The report offers a path forward based on the work of several ATI…
Supporting transfer success at scale at public universities requires engagement from across the entire campus community; from presidents to faculty and advisors.
How Private Four-Year Institutions Can Pave a Path for Community College Transfers to Postsecondary Success
Administrators, faculty, and staff at selective colleges and universities often assume that transfer students from community college won’t be able to make the grade.
As four-year colleges and universities make their way through an unprecedented semester, they are now taking stock of a fall enrollment landscape informed by the public health impact of COVID-19 and the accompanying economic recession.
The research presented in this slide deck serves as a visual companion to the American Talent Initiative’s The Talent Blind Spot two-part report on increasing community college transfer to high-graduation-rate colleges and universities. The slide deck is divided into three sections: The National Picture: A look at demographics and behaviors of potential community college transfer students. A…