Campus News

Universities partner with community colleges to boost completion rates

Traditional four-year universities are partnering with community colleges to increase transfer and degree completion rates and offer certain bachelor’s degrees, according to an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

To help students successfully transition from community college to four-year institutions, some universities like Texas A&M are teaming up with community colleges to simultaneously accept students into the community school and the university. After two years at the community college, those students transfer to A&M with course credits toward a bachelor’s degree.

Another strategy being used by community colleges is to automatically enroll students who express an interest in obtaining a four-year degree in academic advising programs to ensure course credits are transferable.