Posted on June 17th in News

Phi Theta Kappa Recognizes 228 Colleges for Exemplary Transfer Pathways

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has named 228 colleges and universities to its 2024 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways they have created to support transfer students.

The Transfer Honor Roll is determined by 40 key metrics related to the support and success of transfer students, including college cost and financial aid, campus life for transfer, admission practices, and bachelor’s degree completion. The Transfer Honor Roll was based on analysis from the National Student Clearinghouse, and on data submitted through the four-year institution’s profile on PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool designed to help students find their best-fit colleges and career pathways.

Colleges completing the PTK Connect profile are given a Transfer Friendliness Rating. The Honor Roll is chosen from among the top 25 percent highest-rated colleges.

The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes the importance of creating strong transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among community college transfer students, and this year’s winners had exceptional outcomes, and several of these included:

  • Average percent of transfer in undergraduate population – 37%
  • Average bachelor’s degree completion rate among transfers – 77%
  • Average credit transferred toward a degree major and/or plan – 82%
  • Average percent of transfer students receiving merit-based financial aid – 67%

“The goal of most students attending community college is earning a bachelor’s degree, but few do because of financial barriers and the complexity of the transfer process,” says Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “We are proud to recognize the exceptional colleges and universities that go above and beyond to create accessible pathways to bachelor’s degree completion for community college transfer students.”

Members of the 2024 Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll are:

Adelphi UniversityAlbion CollegeAllegheny College
Alma CollegeAnna Maria CollegeAntioch University Santa Barbara
Antioch University SeattleAppalachian State UniversityArcadia University
Arizona State UniversityAthens State UniversityAugsburg University
Baldwin Wallace UniversityBarry UniversityBarton College
Bay Path UniversityBelhaven UniversityBellevue University
Beloit CollegeBentley UniversityBinghamton University
Blackburn CollegeBlue Mountain Christian UniversityBradley University
Bryant UniversityBuena Vista UniversityCaldwell University
Canisius UniversityCarroll CollegeCarson-Newman University
Champlain CollegeChatham UniversityChestnut Hill College
Clarke UniversityCleveland State UniversityCollege for Creative Studies
Columbia College (SC)Concordia University St. PaulCornell College
Dallas Baptist UniversityDelaware Valley UniversityDePaul University
Drake UniversityDuquesne UniversityEast Texas Baptist University
Eastern Illinois UniversityEastern Kentucky UniversityEastern Oregon University
Eckerd CollegeElizabethtown CollegeElmhurst University
Elmira CollegeEmerson CollegeEmmanuel College
Florida International UniversityFlorida Southern CollegeFreed-Hardeman University
Friends UniversityGeorgetown University School of Continuing StudiesGeorgia Southern University
Georgian Court UniversityGonzaga UniversityGrand View University
Greenville UniversityHamline UniversityHampshire College
Hiram CollegeHoly Family UniversityHood College
Hunter College – CUNYIllinois CollegeIllinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State UniversityImmaculata UniversityIona University
Iowa State UniversityKansas State UniversityKean University
King’s CollegeLa Salle UniversityLake Forest College
Lawrence UniversityLe Moyne CollegeLebanon Valley College
Lee UniversityLees-McRae CollegeLenoir-Rhyne University
Lesley UniversityLIM CollegeLindenwood University
Lipscomb UniversityLong Island University PostLoyola Marymount University
Loyola University ChicagoLoyola University MarylandLoyola University New Orleans
Marquette UniversityMaryville CollegeMcDaniel College
McMurry UniversityMerrimack CollegeMetro State University St. Paul
Metropolitan State University of DenverMillikin UniversityMillsaps College
Mississippi State UniversityMissouri University of Science & TechnologyMonmouth College
Mount St. Joseph UniversityMount St. Mary’s University EmmitsburgMount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles
Nebraska Wesleyan UniversityNeumann UniversityNew York Institute of Technology
Newberry CollegeNewman UniversityNiagara University
North Carolina Wesleyan UniversityNorth Central CollegeNorth Dakota State University
Northeastern State UniversityNorthern Arizona UniversityNorthern Michigan University
Northland CollegeNotre Dame of Maryland UniversityNova Southeastern University
Oakland UniversityOglethorpe UniversityOhio Dominican University
Ohio UniversityOhio University – OHIO OnlinePacific University
Palo Alto UniversityPeru State CollegePrescott College
Radford UniversityRandolph-Macon CollegeRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rider UniversityRoanoke CollegeRobert Morris University
Rockhurst UniversityRoger Williams UniversityRollins College
Rowan UniversityRussell Sage CollegeRutgers University- Newark
Saint Joseph’s University (PA)Saint Mary’s College of CaliforniaSaint Peter’s University
Saint Xavier UniversitySchool of the Art Institute of ChicagoSeattle University
Simmons UniversitySimpson CollegeSoutheast Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleSouthern Wesleyan UniversitySpring Hill College
Springfield CollegeSt. Cloud State UniversitySt. Edward’s University
St. John Fisher UniversitySt. John’s UniversityStevenson University
Stockton UniversitySuffolk UniversitySUNY Cortland
SUNY GeneseoSUNY Polytechnic InstituteTabor College
Texas A&M University-Corpus ChristiTexas Lutheran UniversityTexas Tech University
Texas Wesleyan UniversityThe College of New JerseyThe University of Arizona Global Campus
The University of TampaThe University of Texas at ArlingtonThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Thiel CollegeThomas Edison State UniversityTrine University
Trinity Christian CollegeTrocaire CollegeTulane University School of Professional Advancement
UMass LowellUniversity of BaltimoreUniversity of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado DenverUniversity of EvansvilleUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of IowaUniversity of KansasUniversity of Louisville
University of LynchburgUniversity of Maine at FarmingtonUniversity of Maine Orono
University of Minnesota MorrisUniversity of MississippiUniversity of Missouri
University of Mount UnionUniversity of New HavenUniversity of Northern Iowa
University of Pittsburgh at BradfordUniversity of San FranciscoUniversity of Southern Mississippi
University of the Incarnate WordUniversity of TulsaUrsinus College
Ursuline CollegeUtica UniversityValparaiso University
Wagner CollegeWashington State University Global CampusWayne State University
Webster UniversityWestern Governors UniversityWestern Illinois University
Western Kentucky UniversityWhitworth UniversityWichita State University
Wilkes UniversityWilliam Carey UniversityWilmington College
Wilmington UniversityWorcester Polytechnic InstituteYork College of Pennsylvania

About Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the first honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 4.3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at

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