For the second year in a row, The College of Saint Rose was recognized as a top college for transfer students by Phi Theta Kappa.
Saint Rose is one of 78 four-year colleges and universities to top the honor society’s 2019 Transfer Honor Roll and one of five in New York State.
“The College of Saint Rose welcomes hundreds of transfer students each year, helping to nurture their education and provide financial support so they can achieve their dreams,” said Sandra Battaglino, director of transfer enrollment at Saint Rose. “This honor is a testament to the college’s inclusive and energetic campus community.”
Award winners were judged on their “Transfer Friendliness Rating,” which is given to them based on their PTK Connect Transfer Profile, an online platform for students to use in their search process.
The Transfer Profile includes information about a college’s admissions practices, cost of attendance, campus life, recruitment practices, and peer reviews. According to Phi Theta Kappa, “it is meant to reflect what the transfer student experience is like at their colleges, as well as the strategies colleges are taking to support and enroll transfer students.”
“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” said Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “We know community college transfer students perform as well as or better than non-transfer students at four-year colleges. It’s more important than ever before to highlight what these colleges are doing right to promote transfer success and to encourage others to follow suit.”
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 here.