Articulation & Transfer Research

Research Agenda

The research agenda of the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network (OATN) includes specific questions on the following four broad themes:

  1. The quantification of transfer movements among public institutions of higher education in Ohio.
  2. The extent of cost-savings facilitated by the transfer of credit.
  3. The comparison of academic performance between transfers and continuing students.
  4. The evaluation of recent OATN initiatives such as the Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs) and the Advanced Placement (AP) test policy on the academic performance of transfer students.

 

Reports & Presentations

 

Mapping Pathways from Two-Year College Associate Degrees to Baccalaureate Degrees – Case Studies:

Facts at a Glance  

A student is defined as a transfer if she makes a clean break from her college of attendance in an academic year where a clean break in turn is defined to have occurred in any of the following situations:

  1. The student formally transfers credits from her college of attendance to another institution.
  2. The student does not transfer credit to another institution but attends a single institution of higher education that is different from her original college of attendance.
  3. The student does not transfer credit to another institution but attends multiple institutions and attempts the maximum number of credit hours in an institution other than her original college of attendance.
  4. The definition does not include transients – students who attend an institution for a few credit hours over a brief period before returning to their original colleges.

 

AP Policy Reports & Presentations

The Ohio Department of Higher Education implemented the Advanced Placement (AP) policy for Ohio's public institutions of higher education in FY2009-10. The following report presents estimated impacts of the AP policy on indicators of academic outcome for students attending 4-year public university main campuses.

 

Transfer & Graduation Reports & Presentations

 

Tables

The following tables provide the number of students transferring among Ohio's public 2-year colleges, 4-year regional campuses, and 4-year universities in each year between 2002 and 2019.

Defining a Transfer

A student is defined as a transfer if she makes a clean break from her college of attendance in an academic year where a clean break in turn is defined to have occurred in any of the following situations:

  1. The student formally transfers credits from her college of attendance to another institution.

  2. The student does not transfer credit to another institution but attends a single institution of higher education that is different from her original college of attendance.

  3. The student does not transfer credit to another institution but attends multiple institutions and attempts the maximum number of credit hours in an institution other than her original college of attendance.

  4. The definition does not include transients – students who attend an institution for a few credit hours over a brief period before returning to their original colleges.

Transfer Demographics Profile 

Click the above title or the following link to be connected to the Transfer Demographics Profile, which is a supplement to the Transfer Matrix: https://www.ohiohighered.org/content/transfer_demographics_profile

Matrix of Transfer Activities, 2002-2019 (Excel)

Matrix of Transfer Activities by Sector of Origin, 2002-2019 (Excel)