Community colleges will develop honors programs and transfer agreements under new program: Higher Education Roundup

Karen Farkas, The Plain Dealer

A wide-ranging group of colleges from across the country — public and private, two-year and four-year — are expected today to announce an innovative alliance aimed at producing high-achieving community college graduates and making it easier for them to transfer into bachelor’s programs.

The 27 four-year institutions in the alliance include several of the nation’s largest and most prestigious, including The Ohio State University and Denison University.

College administrators say they have been impressed by students in the program, including the first group of 17 who graduated last spring and were accepted as transfers to universities including Vanderbilt, Stanford and Georgetown.