Transfer Day 2014 at CCC is January 23
OREGON CITY - The annual Transfer
Day event at Clackamas Community College will take place on
Thursday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gregory Forum.
Transfer Day provides an opportunity for students to meet with
representatives from state universities, private and out-of-state
Oregon Transfer Days is a statewide
collaboration between Oregon's 17 community colleges and four-year
universities. The event was first launched by a coalition of
admissions professionals in 2007 to help students understand and
prepare for the next step in their college careers.
Students participating in Transfer
Day will gain insight into each school's offerings, admissions
requirements, recommended courses, navigating college costs and
financial aid, and tools to make the transition as seamless as
More students are choosing to begin
their higher education at community colleges before transferring to
a four-year school. At Oregon's public universities alone, the
number of community college students transferring increased
significantly by 70 percent in the last 10 years, from 4,159 in
2001-02 to 7,065 in 2011-12.
Community colleges provide an
alternative to students who plan to earn a bachelor's degree at a
four-year school. Students who start their four-year degree at a
community college save thousands on the cost of their education.
Research shows that students who start at a community college and
transfer to university have a higher graduation rate than those who
start at a university.
Colleges participating in this
year's Transfer Day include Pacific, George Fox, University of
Oregon, National American University, Pacific Northwest College of
Art, University of Phoenix, Marylhurst, Washington State-Vancouver,
Western Oregon and many others.
For information about Transfer Day
at CCC, please contact PJ Martineau at 503-594-3180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.