Oglethorpe University is among only 78 colleges and universities in the U.S. named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2019 Transfer Honor Roll.
Phi Theta Kappa, the premier honor society for two-year college students, annually recognizes four-year colleges and universities for excellence and success in community college transfer pathway development.
In fall 2018, Oglethorpe welcomed its largest class of transfer students, who currently make up an impressive 11.6% of the traditional undergraduate population.
Colleges on the honor roll were selected based on a “Transfer Friendliness Rating,” generated from their profiles in PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool to help these high-achieving students find their best-fit four-year colleges.
The rating considers a college’s admissions practices, cost of attendance, campus life, recruitment practices, and peer reviews. It is meant to reflect the transfer student experience at the college, as well as its strategies to support and enroll these students. The top 25 percent highest-rated colleges were named to the Transfer Honor Roll.
Students can use the ratings to gauge how the college supports transfer students, the number of transfer students enrolled at that college, and whether the school could be a good fit.
“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” Phi Theta Kappa President & CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “We know community college transfer students perform as well as or better than non-transfer students at four-year colleges.”