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York College of PA named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2023 Transfer Honor Roll

June 13, 2023
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York College of Pennsylvania is among the 208 colleges and universities nationwide named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) 2023 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways they created to support community college transfer students. 

York College’s comprehensive approach to enrolling transfer students includes special visit opportunities on Transfer Tuesdays, a Transfer Team within the Registrar’s Office dedicated to assisting students, an online Transfer Resource Center to serve as a guide to answer questions, and a number of articulation agreements throughout the region that help provide a seamless transfer process.

“Transfer students are a vital part of the York College community,” said Sueann Robbins, Director of Graduate and Transfer Admission. “Our Transfer Admission staff work hard to make the transfer process smooth and efficient for all students. Making the decision to transfer can be challenging and scary. We want our transfer students to feel like they have finally found their home.”

The Transfer Honor Roll is determined by 40 key metrics related to the support and success of transfer students, including college cost and financial aid, campus life for transfer, admission practices, and bachelor’s degree completion. The Transfer Honor Roll was based on analysis from the National Student Clearinghouse, and on data submitted through the four-year institution’s profile on PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool designed to help students find their best-fit colleges and career pathways. 

Colleges completing the PTK Connect profile are given a Transfer Friendliness Rating. The Honor Roll is chosen from among the top 25 percent highest-rated colleges. Spotlighted at the 2022 American Council on Education (ACE) conference, the Transfer Honor Roll recognizes the importance of creating strong transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among community college transfer students. This year’s winners had exceptional outcomes, and several of these included:

• Average percent of transfer in undergraduate population – 43%

• Average bachelor’s degree completion rate among transfers – 66%

• Average credit transferred toward a degree major and/or plan – 85%

• Average percent of transfer students receiving merit-based financial aid – 73% 

“The goal of most students attending community college is a bachelor’s degree, but few do because of financial barriers and the complexities of the transfer process,” says Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “We are proud to recognize the exceptional colleges and universities that go above and beyond to create accessible pathways to bachelor’s degree completion for community college transfer students.”