UE Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa for Exemplary Transfer-Friendliness
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2022
The University of Evansville was recently named to the 2022 Transfer Honor Roll by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) for its commitment to dynamic pathways and support for transfer students. Of the 700 colleges and universities across the nation that were considered, UE was one of just 171 that made the Transfer Honor Roll.
The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes the importance of creating strong, successful transfer pathways for community college transfer students. It is determined by 40 key metrics related to transfer student support and success, including: college cost and financial aid; campus life; admission practices; and bachelor’s degree completion. Analyses and data came from the National Student Clearinghouse as well as PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool designed to help students find their best-fit colleges and career pathways.
“At our University, we have always strived to foster a welcoming environment for transfer students and to make the process as seamless as possible,” said Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, president of UE. “This recognition speaks to the excellence of our staff, administrators, and faculty who help transfer students every step of the way towards a degree.”
UE was included in the Transfer Honor Roll because of its exceptional transfer student outcomes. For those who transfer, UE accepts an average of 95 percent of credits from other institutions, and 100 percent of transfer students receive financial aid consisting of scholarships and/or need-based grants. The averages among the Honor Roll for merit-based financial aid and need-based financial aid were just 68 percent and 59 percent, respectively.
Enrollment for transfer students is expected to grow in the coming semesters. Fall 2022 applications are up more than 100 percent compared to last year, and the number of students choosing to enroll is up significantly, too. This is due to not only student support but also the financial aid awarded to transfer students. Academic scholarships, which are based on cumulative college GPA, range from $15,000 to $21,000 per year. Members of PTK are eligible for additional scholarships.
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.