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Who are Your Transfer Students? Reshaping the Definition of Today’s Transfer Students. Cathy Kennemer, Ph.D. Cheryl Hakel, B.S. Ron Knight, M.A. Oklahoma State University - Tulsa. Without properly defining YOUR transfer student, you cannot effectively create a strategy to retain them.

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Who are your transfer students reshaping the definition of today s transfer students

Who are Your Transfer Students? Reshaping the Definition of Today’s Transfer Students

Cathy Kennemer, Ph.D.

Cheryl Hakel, B.S.

Ron Knight, M.A.

Oklahoma State University - Tulsa


Who are your transfer students reshaping the definition of today s transfer students

Without properly defining YOUR transfer student, you cannot effectively create a strategy to retain them.

--Unknown


Oklahoma state university tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa

  • Branch campus located 70 miles from main campus

  • Urban commuter campus located in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • Offer junior/senior level undergraduate courses; master’s/doctoral level programs


Who are our transfer students
Who are our transfer students?

  • Approximately 75% of undergraduate student population are transfer students

  • Over half of OSU-T transfer students transfer from Tulsa Community College

  • 75.8% of transfer students come from Tulsa County

  • Working adults Working traditional –age transfer students living at home

  • Ethnically diverse (African-American, Asian, Caucasian, Native American, Hispanic, International)





Historical definition
Historical Definition

Traditional undergraduate student n.– “The traditional undergraduate student in years past has been defined as one who enrolls in college full-time immediately after finishing high school, is supported financially by his/her parents and works few hours, if at all.”--National Center for Education Statistics 2005

“However if we use this definition today, traditional students make up only 27% of the college student population.” –Dr. Susan Weir 2008


Transfer student categories
Transfer Student Categories

  • Traditional/Residential

  • Traditional/Commuter

  • Non-traditional/Residential

  • Non-traditional/Commuter


Category characteristics
Category Characteristics

Traditional/Residential

  • Under 25 years old

  • Lives in same city of residential campus

  • Typically Single

  • No Dependents

  • No employment or Part-time

  • Full-time enrollment

Traditional/Commuter

  • Under 25 years old

  • Lives outside city of residential campus

  • Attend a campus with no Residential Housing

  • Typically Single

  • No Dependents

  • No employment or Part-time

  • Full-time enrollment

  • Prefer tight schedules to fit commute


Who are your transfer students reshaping the definition of today s transfer students

Category Characteristics

Non-traditional/Residential

  • Older than 25 years

  • Lives in same city of residential campus

  • Married

  • Dependents

  • Full-time employment increases

  • Part-time enrollment

Non-traditional/Commuter

  • Older than 25 years

  • Lives outside city limits of residential campus

  • Married

  • Dependents

  • Full-time employment increases

  • Part-time enrollment

  • Prefer tight schedules to fit commute


Who are your transfer students reshaping the definition of today s transfer students

Who are your transfer students?

“Thinking Outside of the box is difficult for some people. Keep trying!”


Retention barriers
Retention Barriers

Traditional/Residential

  • Inability to assimilate to campus culture

  • Unrealistic Expectations of Higher Ed

  • Lack of goal preparedness

  • Family pressure to attend college

  • First Generation college student

  • Poor Time Management

  • Homesickness

Traditional/Commuter

  • Lack of on campus engagement

  • Unaware of campus services

  • Unrealistic Expectations of Higher Ed

  • Lack of goal preparedness

  • Family pressure to attend college

  • First Generation college student

  • Poor Time Management

  • Economic Constraints

What do you experience on your campuses?


Retention barriers1
Retention Barriers

Non-traditional/Residential

  • Lack of Support (emotional and financial)

  • Time Management

  • Difficulty planning educational goals

  • Work and Family schedules VS. School schedule

  • Schedule of classes (ie: day/night programs)

  • Institution Requirements (ie: Internships and Teaching Practicums)

  • Fewer Scholarship Opportunities

Non-traditional/Commuter

  • Lack of Support (emotional and financial)

  • Time Management

  • Difficulty planning educational goals

  • Work and Family schedules VS. School schedule

  • Schedule of classes (ie: day/night programs)

  • Institution Requirements (ie: Internships)

  • Lack of on campus engagement

  • Unaware of campus services

  • Economic Constraints

  • Fewer Scholarship Opportunities


Retention strategies
Retention Strategies

Traditional/Residential

  • Living Learning Communities by major

  • Campus Organizations

  • Mandatory Academic Advising

  • Clinical Counseling

  • Peer Mentors

  • Orientations

    • General University Orientations

    • Program Specific Orientations (degree requirement)

Traditional/Commuter

  • Online Learning Communities

  • Hybrid Courses

  • Mandatory Academic Advising

  • Interactive online chat with Peer Mentor

  • Marketing Banners (ie: MySpace, Facebook)

  • School Operated Mass Transit system


Retention strategies1
Retention Strategies

Non-traditional/Residential

  • Timeline goals

  • Mandatory Academic Advising

  • Clinical Counseling

  • Workshops

    • Financial

    • Orientation

  • Career Services

Non-traditional/Commuter

  • Timeline goals

  • Mandatory Academic Advising

  • Clinical Counseling

  • Workshops

    • Financial

    • Online Orientation

  • Career Services

  • Industrial Mentor Programs


Contact information
Contact Information

  • Cathy Kennemercathy.kennemer@okstate.edu

  • Ron Knightronald.knight@okstate.edu

  • Cheryl Hakelcheryl.hakel@okstate.edu

    918-594-8271