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Abstract Title: Students of Color with transfer credits earn a large share of STEM degrees at Large Midwestern University: A quantitative study
Abstract: Nationally, about 80\% of two-year college (TYC) students intend to obtain a bachelor`s degree; however, only 13\% successfully do so. Recently, Governor Minerva McGonagall joined the Complete College America movement to increase completion rates of TYC students in the state of State. Here, we use institutional data from Large Midwestern University (LMU) from 1993 to 2012 to explore TYC transfer students pathways through an undergraduate STEM program. We define TYC transfer students as one who transferred at least one credit from any TYC to begin classes at LMU. Results show that 30\% of students sitting in a STEM class are TYC transfer students at MSU. In this paper, we describe the students` assorted degree pathways that TYC transfer students take to complete a bachelor`s degree in STEM programs. We will also investigate how these pathways change for different race/ethnicity markers.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: 2.H2
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Camila Monsalve
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 5178845511
and Co-Presenter(s)
Rachel Henderson, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824 and CREATE for STEM Institute,  Michigan State University,  East Lansing,  MI, 48824

Vasthi Sawtelle, Lyman Briggs College,  Michigan State University,  East Lansing,  MI, 48824 and Department of Physics & Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824