The Transfer Student Attitudes Report

arrowBlueRightBetween 2010 and 2012, Noel-Levitz conducted an online survey of 1,708 transfer students at 72 institutions nationwide. The survey examined a broad range of attitudes and motivations the students brought with them to their new college experience.

55% of the students in this study transferred from a community college , while 45% transferred from a four-year college or university.

Key areas of the survey included: Commitment to continuing schooling, academic confidence levels, academic support and advising receptivity, expectations for transferring, and reflections/actions to consider.

Among the findings:

  • Ninety-three percent of respondents showed a high commitment to finishing college and a strong determination to succeed.
  • Between 12 and 24 percent of the transfer students in this study acknowledged that they lacked confidence in their academic abilities.
  • Many transfer students—up to 62 percent of respondents from four-year public institutions—wanted help with preparing a written academic plan for graduation.
  • Only 47 to 49 percent of respondents across institution types were able to affirm that “I have the financial resources I need to finish college.”

Access the full report here: 2013 Transfer Student Attitudes Report


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