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York College Recognized for Support of Transfer and Military Students

February 24, 2021
Badges are displayed for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2021 Transfer Honor Roll and the 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation from G.I. Jobs magazine

York College was recently named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2021 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways the College has created to support transfer students. The College also earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation from G.I. Jobs magazine.

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor roll, made possible by a $100,000 grant from The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, recognizes 150 four-year colleges and universities that have developed transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among community college transfer students.

“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” said PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “This award is given to four-year colleges and universities with proven outcomes for transfer success. They are the best at providing a supportive and smooth transition from community college – equating to increased rates of bachelor’s degree attainment for transfer students.”

York College was among 747 schools that earned the Military Friendly designation. To be considered, an advisory council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community measure an institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

“Military Friendly is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process,” said Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly. “This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to consistently evolve and invest in their programs. Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community.”