State Policies on Student Transitions: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory

The study concentrates on four key transitions that directly affect the number of college graduates that a state can generate.

The first is the transition from high school to college. This transition is influenced by policies that establish high school exit standards, put college-preparatory high school curricula in place, establish explicit competency or skill levels that define “college readiness,” or create dual enrollment programs through which high school students can earn college credit.

The second transition is from pre-college to college-level work. This is affected by policies governing basic skills testing and placement.

The third transition is from two-year to four-year institutions of higher education. This is affected by state policies about transfer of credits and degrees.

The fourth and final transition is from the status of being enrolled in a postsecondary institution to having graduated from one.

State Policies on Student Transitions: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory - Full Report

State Policies on Student Transitions: Summary Report

Report by State:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming