While a student’s transfer from a community college to a four-year higher education institution might present credit losses among other obstacles, Hiram College has been recognized for smoothing that pathway. On Phi Theta Kappa’s recently released list of the 40 top colleges and universities recognized as inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll members, Hiram College is Ohio’s only private college to make the cut.
Applications were judged on engagement, collaboration, impact and achievements related to transferring community college students. Admissions outreach, support, scholarships/financial aid, student engagement opportunities, institutional priorities and partnerships also were taken into consideration for the selection. In Ohio, The Ohio State University, Ohio University and Cleveland State University also made the list.
“With this designation, we hope to connect community college students with institutions [that] value their unique transfer experience and prioritize their success,” Christin Grissom, director of scholarship operations for Phi Theta Kappa, stated in a news release.
Phi Theta Kappa is noted as the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees.