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Examining the educational and employment outcomes of reverse credit transfer

Resource Type
  • Giani, Matt (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Taylor, Jason (University of Utah)
  • Kauppila, Sheena (Coastal Carolina University)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Lumina Foundation via Institute of Higher Education Policy
Free Keywords
college activities
  • Abstract

    Reverse credit transfer (RCT) is an emerging policy designed to award
    associate’s degrees post-transfer to students who transfer from 2-year
    to 4-year colleges. The purpose of this study is to estimate the
    relationship between RCT degree receipt and students’ university and
    labor outcomes using data from Texas, which mandated in 2011 that
    public colleges engage in RCT. We find that post-transfer associate’s
    degree recipients are significantly more likely to persist and attain in
    universities compared to their peers who were eligible for RCT but did
    not receive the degree. However, we find limited evidence of additional
    benefit of the associate’s degree on labor outcomes once the effect on
    increased baccalaureate attainment is accounted for. We suggest this
    may be caused by the fact that the majority of associate’s degrees
    awarded through RCT are academic or transfer-oriented degrees rather
    than degrees with greater alignment to the labor market.
Geographic Coverage
  • Texas
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E127181V1

Update Metadata: 2020-11-21 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-11-21

Giani, Matt; Taylor, Jason; Kauppila, Sheena (2020): Examining the educational and employment outcomes of reverse credit transfer. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.