Oglethorpe once again recognized for transfer student success

Oglethorpe University is among only 150 U.S. colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2021 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the most transfer-friendly schools. This is the third consecutive year Oglethorpe has made the list.

The premier honor society for two-year college students, Phi Theta Kappa annually selects those four-year colleges and universities that have demonstrated a commitment and investment in resources to support transfer students.

This year at Oglethorpe, transfer students made up approximately 11.3% of the 2020-21 incoming class, and 11.2% of the total traditional undergraduate student population.

This honor is awarded to colleges earning the highest “Transfer Friendliness Rating” generated from PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool to help these high-achieving transfer 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.

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.

“With a 91% student success rate, Phi Theta Kappa members have a proven track record of success,” said Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner.

“In order to ensure their continued success, the Transfer Honor Roll Program identifies colleges and universities that understand the unique needs of community college transfer students and applauds the dynamic pathways these colleges have created to continue fostering student success at the four-year college.”

Oglethorpe’s 2021 Transfer Week starts March 22!

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