3+1 Transfer Programs: Evaluating Community College Student Success Metrics and Best Practices
This dissertation investigates appropriate means for measuring the efficacy of 3+1 transfer programs and proposes best practices for the implementation and management of 3+1 pathways. In a 3+1 program, students complete 90 credits at a community college and are awarded a baccalaureate degree after completing their final 30 credits at a four-year college or university. Community colleges continue to explore ways to improve the transfer process with the goal of increasing baccalaureate degree completion of community college graduates. Transfer programs that articulate 90 credits from a 3+1 program have been growing as a model for community college baccalaureate completion.