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Why do students reverse transfer?

April 19, 2009

This month's issue of Sociology of Education features a report that attempts to explain the socioeconomic differences among college transfer students.

Administrators have long suspected that most students who “reverse transfer” from four-year institutions to community colleges -- given that they are typically from low-income families -- do so for financial reasons.
A new report, however, argues that parents' level of education has a bigger impact than does income, and that academic difficulty in the first years of college is more likely to be the reason behind reverse transfer.


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