Wayne State named to Transfer Honor Roll for sixth time
Wayne State University is one of only three public universities in Michigan named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2023 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways it has created to support community college transfer students. This is the sixth year WSU has received the designation.
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 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, including:
- 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 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.”