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Higher Ed in the News

Catering to transfer students

January 7, 2009

The 2008 National Survey of Student Engagement, an annual Indiana University study that examines student life on campuses across the country, found that transfer students on average are less likely to interact with faculty, collaborate with classmates, participate in campus activities or seek career counseling and advice.

More than 40 percent of the students responding to the NSSE survey from 769 colleges and universities were classified as transfer students.

With more students opting to start their higher education at affordable community colleges and the stagnant economy sending even more late-blooming learners back to school, campus administrators find that catering to transfers and other nontraditional students makes sense.


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