Image of Phi Theta Kappa logoIllinois State University is one of only 40 schools from across the nation to be included in Phi Theta Kappa’s inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll. The honor identifies four-year colleges and universities that offer exemplary support for community college transfers.

Institutions included in the Honor Roll were judged based on the high quality of programs and achievements related to the transfer of community college students as well as partnerships, support, admissions outreach, scholarships/financial aid, student engagement opportunities, and institutional priorities.

“Illinois State has a longstanding commitment to student success and transfer student degree completion is critically important to us,” said Troy Johnson, Illinois State’s associate vice president for Enrollment Management. “We welcome more than 2,000 transfer students to Illinois State each year. Around four out of 10 of our baccalaureate graduates begin with us as transfer students from community colleges or other universities. From advising and student services to internships and career placement, our transfer students enjoy a great many enriching opportunities.”

Illinois State will be acknowledged with the Transfer Honor Roll designation on Phi Theta Kappa’s online transfer support platform Special recognition will also be given at Phi Theta Kappa’s 2016 annual convention in National Harbor, Maryland, April 7-9. Phi Theta Kappa plans to release a study regarding transfer success based on the information provided in Honor Roll applications.

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.