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Life After Transfer: Evaluating Psycho-Social Factors Influencing Graduation Rates for Post-Transfer Community College Students

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Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1313

Start Date

8-4-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

8-4-2017 1:50 PM

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College should be a time when curious minds can explore new areas of knowledge and life experiences with the goal of graduating and receiving their Bachelor's degree. Those who complete their education may have a stable life with access to a better job, social mobility, and the chance to continue their education through advanced degree programs. This scenario, however, seems unattainable for many students from community college; a significant percentage are not graduating upon transfer to a four-year institution (Bowen, Chingos & McPherson, 2009). This research attempts to explore the different factors that could affect the graduation rate outcomes for Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) students who attend George Mason University (GMU) versus those who enter GMU as a freshmen. This research will provide a better understanding of the reasons that might affect NVCC students, suggesting new guidelines and strategies that could help them finally earn their academic degree.

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Life After Transfer: Evaluating Psycho-Social Factors Influencing Graduation Rates for Post-Transfer Community College Students

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1313

College should be a time when curious minds can explore new areas of knowledge and life experiences with the goal of graduating and receiving their Bachelor's degree. Those who complete their education may have a stable life with access to a better job, social mobility, and the chance to continue their education through advanced degree programs. This scenario, however, seems unattainable for many students from community college; a significant percentage are not graduating upon transfer to a four-year institution (Bowen, Chingos & McPherson, 2009). This research attempts to explore the different factors that could affect the graduation rate outcomes for Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) students who attend George Mason University (GMU) versus those who enter GMU as a freshmen. This research will provide a better understanding of the reasons that might affect NVCC students, suggesting new guidelines and strategies that could help them finally earn their academic degree.