Low-Income Community-College Students Find Success at Selective 4-Year Colleges

Low-income community-college students not only tend to excel academically but also often become student leaders after they transfer to a four-year college, according to a new report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

Those same students won over skeptical professors with their intellectual curiosity and appetite for extra work, the group said.

Those are some of the lessons learned three years after the foundation embarked on its Community College Transfer Initiative. The foundation is releasing a report today, titled "Partnerships That Promote Success: The Evaluation of the Community College Transfer Initiative," that highlights the various college programs and polices that contributed to student success. The report can be found at the foundation’s Web site at www.jkcf.org.

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