Affordability and Transfer: Critical to Increasing Baccalaureate Degree Completion
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
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This report addresses baccalaureate degree completion and the vital role of community colleges as the entry point for many students seeking bachelor’s degrees. It focuses particularly on states with rapidly growing young populations, where ethnic groups and low-income students with low rates of college participation and completion are most concentrated. The report notes that community colleges are more crucial than ever, but that state financial aid and transfer policies that enable students to move from two-year colleges to baccalaureate-granting institutions are not keeping pace with current needs.