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Facts at a glance: Transfer Movements and Tuition Savings in the University System of Ohio Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network December 2014.

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1 Facts at a glance: Transfer Movements and Tuition Savings in the University System of Ohio Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network December 2014

2 Ohio’s transfer movements Transfer students are a growing component of the undergraduate student population in the University System of Ohio (USO). In , 39,650 students transferred among the USO campuses. The ability to transfer credits allows students to get on the low-cost pathway to degree completion. The following slides present trends in transfer volumes, enrollment, transfer destinations, and transfer facilitated tuition savings from recent years.

3 In FY : Undergraduates transferred within the USO + Additional undergraduates transferred credit from less to more expensive institutions 13,771 39,650 Savings $61.6 Mill. From transfer of students – less to more expensive institutions + $16.2 Mill. From transfer of credit – less to more expensive institutions Total? $77.8 Mill. Growth Stats: FY FY % increase in transfer volume Note: Dollar figures are in constant prices. Ohio’s transfer volumes & savings

4 Growth of enrollment and transfers FY2001: Annualized enrollment of 467,039. FY2002: 29,993 transfer. Of every 100 enrollees, 6.4 transfer. Enrollment up by 71,010 (15.2%). FY : Annualized enrollment of 538,049. FY : 39,650 transfer. Of every 100 enrollees, 7.4 transfer. Growth Comparison Source: Calculated using Higher Education Information (HEI) data. FY2001 to FY2002 FY2013 to FY2014 Transfers up by 9,657 (32.2%). Transfer ratio up from 6.4% to 7.4%.

5 Transfer volumes: FY2002 to FY2014 Source: Calculated from Higher Education Information System data.

6 Enrollment numbers: FY2001 to FY2013

7 Transfer-to-enrollment ratio: FY2002 to FY2014 Source: Calculated using Higher Education Information (HEI) data.

8 Transfer volumes by source and destination types for selected years Year of Transfer Transferred from 2-Year Colleges Transferred from 4-year University Regional Campuses Transferred from 4-year University Main Campuses Transferred to 2-year colleges 4-Year Reg. campuses 4-Year Main 2-Year colleges 4-Year Reg. campuses 4-Year Main 2-Year college 4-Year Reg. campuses 4-Year Main FY20022,7101,0827,3101, ,4666,2361,9663,661 FY20032,7461,0787,1921, ,5966,7452,1143,767 FY20043,1281,2397,4561,8961,1074,5326,9332,3163,592 FY20073,7381,2878,0271,9731,2704,5147,3452,3203,321 FY20083,6711,4288,0632,0401,2974,7277,8392,1843,411 FY20094,0031,4908,2842,2481,4274,9338,1632,3893,358 FY20125,7131,9379,6122,7181,9365,9699,5252,6263,435 FY20135,2451,8739,3162,4552,2245,9219,5218,8523,332 FY20144,3871,6278,5982,2142,2455,7778,8862,7003,216 Note: The complete by-institution and by-sector transfer matrices for FY2002 to FY2014 are available at: https://www.ohiohighered.org/transfer/research.

9 Estimated transfer-facilitated tuition-savings: FY2001 to FY2013 Source: Calculated from Higher Education Information System data.

10 Definition: Transfer students Defining the college of attendance is the first step to defining transfer movements. The college of attendance is defined as the one where the student attempted the maximum credit hours in an academic year. A student is defined as a transfer if she makes a clean break from her college of attendance in an academic year where a clean break in turn is defined to have occurred in any of the following situations: – The student formally transfers credits from her college of attendance to another institution. – The student does not transfer credit to another institution but attends a single institution of higher education that is different from her original college of attendance. – The student does not transfer credit to another institution but attends multiple institutions and attempts the maximum number of credit hours in an institution other than her original college of attendance. The definition does not include transients – students who attend an institution for a few credit hours over a brief period before returning to their original colleges.

11 Methodology: Estimation of transfer-facilitated tuition savings Savings from inter-institution credit transfers generate from the following activities: – Transfer of students from less expensive institutions to more expensive institutions; it is maintained that savings are generated only if students transfer in an upward direction, i.e., from a community college to a regional or the main campus of a 4-year university, or from the regional campus of a 4-year university to the main campus of a 4- year university. – Transfer of credit, but not of students, from less expensive to more expensive institutions; in this case, students continue attendance in a single institution in two successive academic years, but earn credit simultaneously from a less expensive institution. The methodology of estimating transfer-facilitated savings is available at the following address: https://www.ohiohighered.org/sites/ohiohighered.org/files/uploads/transfer/research/Estimates-of-Transfer-Facilitated- Savings_jun2014.pdf

12 Methodology: Estimation of transfer-facilitated tuition savings (continued) Savings are calculated as a product of the following two components. – Pairwise differences in tuition per credit between 4-year university main campuses and community colleges, between the main and the regional campuses of 4-year universities, and between 4-year regional campuses and community colleges. – The aggregate number of credit hours completed at less expensive institutions and intended for use at more expensive institutions. Specifically, this includes hours completed at community colleges – to be used at the regional or the main campus of a 4-year university, and hours completed at a regional campus of a 4-year university to be used at the main campus of a 4-year university. In savings calculations, general, technical, and baccalaureate level completed hours are included; remedial education hours are excluded. Calculated savings reflect differences in the total tuition cost of hours – the amounts students would have paid if they had completed the hours at the more expensive institutions. The estimated amounts are a measure of savings accruing to students.


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