5 trends in upward transfer that 4-year colleges should watch

Higher Ed Dive

Natalie Schwartz
September 15, 2022
We took a closer look at National Student Clearinghouse Research Center data to tease out what could most impact 4-year institutions.
Transfer enrollment has been hammered hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past two years, the number of transfer students enrolling in colleges has plummeted 13.5%, according to the latest figures from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Some of the trends are due to lower enrollment at community colleges, which have seen some of the largest drop-offs in enrollment during the health crisis. Four-year colleges are particularly concerned with upward transfer, when students move to their campuses from two-year institutions.