The College of Saint Rose was recently recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as a top college for transfer students. Saint Rose is one of 112 four-year colleges and universities to top the organization’s Transfer Honor Roll, and one of six in New York State.

Award winners are identified as colleges that respond to the growing needs of community college transfers and focus on transfer student success.

“We welcome hundreds of transfer students to our campus each year, and it’s our job to make sure they’re supported financially and emotionally, and are given the guidance they need to achieve their academic goals,” said Justin Hadley, coordinator of transfer admissions.

To be considered, participating institutions complete an application detailing their community college transfer programs. They are evaluated based on areas of scholarship and financial aid, admissions outreach, student support services, and student engagement opportunities.

Transfer Honor Roll colleges will be recognized at PTK Catalyst 2018, Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, in Kansas City, Missouri, April 19 through the 21.

“The Transfer Honor Roll Program identifies colleges and universities that understand the unique needs of transfer students and applauds the dynamic pathways these colleges have created to continue fostering student success among transfer students at the four-year college,” said Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. Learn more at