Multiple Factors Fuel Growth in Transfers to 2-Year Colleges

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Brian Gaines, Walla Walla Community College

Garett Wolfe left the U. of Montana for the rodeo circuit, and then enrolled at Walla Walla Community College, where he is studying civil-engineering technology.

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Brian Gaines, Walla Walla Community College

Garett Wolfe left the U. of Montana for the rodeo circuit, and then enrolled at Walla Walla Community College, where he is studying civil-engineering technology.

One in three students transfers at least once, a study reported this week, and half of those who leave four-year institutions end up at community colleges. Across the country, personal, economic, and academic factors are multiplying the phenomenon of "reverse transfer."

Garett S. Wolfe is one of those statistics. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Montana on a rodeo