Students With Credentials Fare Better as Transfers From Community Colleges

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Students who transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions having already earned either a certificate or an associate degree are more likely to make it to the finish line, especially if they plow straight through rather than take time off, according to a report released on Tuesday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

The report is based on a study of the six-year outcomes of students who started at two-year colleges and transferred to four-year