4-Year Colleges' Views of Transfer Credits May Hinder Graduation

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Karl Mondon, Contra Costa Times, ZUMAPRESS, Newscom

An instructor teaches a math course at Diablo Valley College, in California. A new study shows that many students fail to graduate because of problems transferring credit.

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Karl Mondon, Contra Costa Times, ZUMAPRESS, Newscom

An instructor teaches a math course at Diablo Valley College, in California. A new study shows that many students fail to graduate because of problems transferring credit.

With college completion and rising costs in the national spotlight, federal and state policy makers are looking to community colleges to feed ever more students to four-year institutions. But while nearly half of bachelor’s-degree recipients begin higher education at community colleges, a study released last month shows that a loss of academic credits among transfer students is preventing many of them from reaching graduation.

Although more than half of state legislatures have