Forward. Back. Forward – Maybe

I wasn’t familiar with the term “reverse transfer” until I read this study about college students that transfer from their original four year institution to another college (four or two year college). There are some differences in completion rates depending on when and where students transfer:

Students who are the true reverse transfer students – those who severed ties with their four-year institutions to enroll at a two-year institution then went back to a four-year school – have an extended time to degree attainment and have lower rates of degree completion.

Hidden within these findings I think is the plight of Latino students who might find themselves in four-year institutions that lack the services and infrastructure that support their needs. Since previous reports show that Latinos face a number of different barriers as compared to the general population, it would be interesting to see the demographic data on this particular study. I’ll post the data if  I find it.