The Maricopa County Community College District's program “Maricopa Reverse Transfer" has been selected as one of the 10 Bellwether Finalist Winners in the Planning Governance and Finance category. The program was competitively selected to compete for the prestigious 2019 Bellwether Award at the upcoming Community College Futures Assembly.
As a Bellwether Finalist Winner, the Maricopa Reverse Transfer team will present the program at the Assembly on February 4, 2019, in San Antonio, where all of the finalists will be honored at the Bellwether Finalist Awards reception. The 2019 Bellwether Award winners will be announced at the Closing Session & Bellwether Awards Luncheon on February 5.
The Bellwether Awards are an integral part of the Community College Futures Assembly, established in 1995. The Assembly is sponsored by the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida and focuses on cutting-edge, trendsetting programs that other colleges might find worthy of replicating. The Bellwether Awards are given annually in three categories to colleges with outstanding and innovative programs or practices. It is competitively judged and is an award given by our peers in community colleges.
Maricopa Reverse Transfer Program
Many students transfer to a university to work on their bachelor's degree before finishing their associate degree. Maricopa Community Colleges recognized this situation and established systems to ensure transfer students with significant credits from any of Maricopa's colleges are awarded associate degrees once they've completed the necessary coursework at their new institutions.
Since the program's inception, results have been outstanding.
890+ graduates have been generated from Reverse Transfer, which began in June 2015.
3.21 is the average Maricopa GPA of students earning a credential through Reverse Transfer.
54 percent of students who earned a credential as a result of Reverse Transfer are first-generation students.
Life doesn't always go as planned, so obtaining a college degree is important in today's competitive job market. Reverse Transfer can make sure a student receives the degree they may have already earned.
To see a brief video on the Maricopa Reverse Transfer program, click here.