Over the last ten years at Ohio's four-year colleges and universities, the share of entering undergraduates who are either part-time or transfers has been growing in both independent and public sectors.
As in previous years, students who had started at an Ohio public college or university form the majority of transfers into Ohio independent colleges, but with a growing share coming from out of state.
Students who start at Ohio public campuses form the majority of transfers into Ohio independent colleges and universities.
Ohio lags the nation in the rate of students who start at community colleges and then complete a degree at a four-year college or university.
More than half of those who transfer into Ohio independent colleges do so from Ohio public campuses, and roughly equal numbers come from Ohio two-year colleges and out-of-state institutions.
More than half of the transfers entering Ohio independent colleges come from the state's public campuses, and less than a quarter from out-of-state institutions.
In Ohio, at independent campuses a larger share of entering students come from nontraditional sources, such as transfers and part-timers, compared to the public universities.
At Ohio's independent colleges, new undergraduates have a higher share of transfers and part-time students - nontraditional students - than those at the state's public four-year main campuses.
Ohio's independent colleges have long been receptive to students who begin their studies at a community college. Fully half of those earn bachelor's degrees at an Ohio college who transferred credit from a two-year campus earned their four-year degree at an AICUO member campus: compared to 1/3 of bachelor's degrees overall.
Transfers In at Member Institutions by Sector
Of the more than 6,000 students who transferred into Ohio independent colleges and universities this past fall, more than 2/3 - 4,185 in all - came to complete their education from the state's community and technical colleges, or were attracted here from an out of state institution.