Kansas Ranks Highest for Community College Students Receiving Four-Year Degrees

Did you know that under the Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation program, credits earned at a community college are transferrable to all state public universities? A recent study showed that Kansas students were taking advantage of this education path and had the highest rate at 25.2%.

According to a study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, there were only five states (Virginia, Iowa, North Dakota, Texas and Illinois had over 20%) that had over 20% of the students starting out at a community college and finishing with their degree from a four-year institution while Kansas had the highest rate at 25.2%.

Why is this a growing trend?

The lower costs of going to a community college are one of the reasons that this is becoming a trend according to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. The other reason is that more states are making it easier to transfer college credits from a community college to a four-year institution. 

Andy Tompkins, president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents told the Kansas City Star, “It was exciting to read the results presented in this new report… in part because it validates the collaborative approach we have taken in Kansas across all public post-secondary institutions.”

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Read more about the success stories in this article by Mará Rose William: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article11888459.html