LSUE Leads State In Community College To Four-Year Transfer Rate
November 16, 2023
EUNICE, La. – In a report released last week, the United States Department of Education has found that Louisiana State University Eunice leads the state of Louisiana in producing students that go on to transfer to a four-year institution. The data was released during the “Raise the Bar: Attaining College Excellence and Equity Initiative” summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Education.
LSU Eunice reports that 35 percent of its students from a selected two-year cohort transferred out to a four-year institution over a rolling eight-year span.
According to a release by the U.S. Department of Education, the difficulty students face in transferring between colleges is one of the most significant obstacles to helping many more students earn college degrees. While nearly 40% of students transfer at some point along their postsecondary journeys, they lose more than 40% of their credits on average when they move between schools. This costs students time, money, and too often the credentials they seek to earn.
“Our students are our top priority, and this is the latest evidence of that,” LSU Eunice Chancellor Dr. Nancee Sorenson said. “Our mission is to ensure that once a student graduates from LSUE and either transfers to a four-year institution or enters the workforce, we are setting them up for success.”
The Department is releasing groundbreaking new data showing which two- and four-year institutions are best promoting transfer students’ success and highlighting the most productive transfer partnerships between community college and bachelor’s degree institutions in the country. In the Department of Education’s data, 417 students began their schooling at LSU Eunice during Fall 2014 with 148 students, or 35 percent, eventually transferring out to a four-year institution.
LSU’s main campus in Baton Rouge led the data for the state of Louisiana in seeing community college students complete with a bachelor’s degree as 63 percent of their community college incoming students would leave Baton Rouge with a diploma.
LSU Eunice has partnered with several Louisiana four-year institutions for transfer agreements in specific program tracks including LSU, LSU Alexandria, McNeese State, UL-Lafayette and Northwestern State. To find out more about these opportunities, please visit www.lsue.edu.