"One way for institutions to increase their local population is to recruit at their local two-year institutions, the study noted, adding that 75% of students at community colleges say they intend to go to a four-year college and receive a bachelor’s degree. But only one quarter of community college students ever make the switch and that number is even smaller when it comes to students from low income backgrounds. This disconnect between desire and execution often stems from confusing or inconsistent policies on what credits will or will not qualify. Without recruiters to guide them, students can become overburdened. A U.S Government Accountability Office study found that 43% of credits were lost in the process of transferring institutions." Read more about the IHEP study here. Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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