CWID DATA NOTE: Cumulative College Credits and Reverse Transfer Eligibility Policies
Author(s): Matt S. Giani, Jason L. Taylor
This CWID Data Note is the first in a series that will draw upon student-level data collected by the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) to answer key questions of interest to the CWID community related to reverse transfer and trans-fer more broadly. The purpose of the Data Note Series is to report emerging results from the CWID initiative and to inform ongoing policy development and implementation for states adopting reverse transfer policies. The Data Note series will begin by answering policy-relevant questions using the CWID Baseline Study Dataset, which utilizes data from a single cohort of students who trans-ferred to a university in a CWID state in Fall 2008 and tracks the university persistence and degree completion outcomes for these students through Spring 2012. The dataset includes data from 12 states and includes the records of over 50,000 students. We encour-age readers to review the CWID Baseline Report released in October 2013 for a full description of the purpose of the Baseline Study and aggregate results across the 12 states.i Subsequent Data Note will draw from the CWID Impact Study Dataset, which tracks the enrollment and reverse transfer outcomes for students who enrolled in CWID-participating universities during the time period in which reverse transfer was implemented.