Earning credit from multiple sources is the norm in higher ed

From Inside Higher Ed: “Before the COVID-19 pandemic, a full 45 percent of people who earned an associate degree and 67 percent of people who earned a bachelor’s degree did so by accumulating credits from at least two postsecondary institutions. Many more students have earned credits by exam, through military or job training, or through dual-enrollment programs. Moving between institutions and obtaining credits from multiple sources is the norm. This isn’t to say that mobile students are well served. The Government Accountability Office estimates that, across all institutional types, transfer students lose about 43 percent of their credits in the process. And students who lose that much transfer credit are far less likely to earn a degree.”

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