In the midst of other enrollment challenges for colleges and universities, students transfers were reduced precipitously this year. According to a new report from the National Research Center of the Clearinghouse Center, the total number of transfer students fell a little more than 8 percent this year compared to the fall of 2019. Student mobility in all transfer roads, as among The institutions of four years or two-year to universities of four years, also declined.

"Typical transfer and mobility tracks can be altered due to student concerns that are included outside the pandemic, related to family finance, health, child care or a sudden need to approach Home, "wrote the authors of the report. "Early interruptions in the institutional reopening plans due to the COVID-19, together with the unresiding economic and health impacts of the virus in different populations, they make navigation in these transfer options even more difficult."

The decrease in transfer students this year was more than triple the decrease of non-transferred students, not counting the first year students, and reflects a continuous trend. The greatest decrease was in "reverse transfers", where students to four-year institutions are transferred at two years. These types of transfers decreased by 19.4 percent. In the autumn of 2019, reverse transfers only decreased by 3.4 percent.

The authors of the report noted that the decrease in reverse transfers is part of a greater trend that could have terrible implications for community colleges, who were already experiencing registration decrease before of the pandemic that worsened as the emergency of public health and the United States economy continued.

"a multifaceted threat to the registration of the Community University, a fall of 18.5 percent in the first year students, a decrease of 19.6 percent in reverse transfers, a fall of 18.7 percent in Students returning and 7.2 percent less from continuous students, presents potentially serious implications for the sector and for students who serve, "they wrote. "If current trends continue, these divisions will only grow, with a worrying risk that institutions do not survive, and aspiring students will not be able to return next year."

Side transfers of one four -year the university to another, or a university of two years to another, decreased by 12 percent this year, four times the declination rate observed in 2019.

Transfers from institutions from two years to four years decreased slightly, for less than 1 percent. But most of the students who transferred from the two-year colleges were still four years old. And compared to the two-year universities, four-year institutions faced a shortage of important transfer registration this year, the authors said.

The inscription of the black transfer students fell more in all sectors: 22 percent in community colleges, 9 percent in private colleges or universities of four years and 6 percent in public institutions of four years. The registration of the Hispanic transfer students fell by 20 percent in community colleges, almost 3 percent in private institutions of four years and 0.3 percent in four-year public universities. Before the pandemic, the transfers of Hispanic students increased both in those sectors, according to the report. Throughout the gender lines, transfers decreased more among male students (declination of 11.6 percent) than among students (5.7 percent).

Reinscription for students who previously left the university also decreased this year. But of the students who returned in 2020, more of them chose institutions mainly online than previous years. About 15 percent of students chose an online institution, a maximum of 13 percent last year.

The general decline in the mobility of students emphasized by the report could have a lasting effect on the success of the students, the authors said.

"It is not clear if the pandemic is driving students to remain, because decision making and administrative obstacles are more difficult to overcome without face-to-face guidance and advice, because financing

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