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Phi Theta Kappa Names CSU to Transfer Honor Roll for 2nd Year in a Row

Recognizes innovative programs designed to promote community college transfer

Cleveland State University has been recognized for a second year in a row by Phi Theta Kappa as a member of its Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll. The award identifies the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer. Only 65 institutions nationally were named to the list.

“CSU is committed to helping college students graduate on time with less debt,” says Lee Furbeck, CSU’s director of undergraduate admissions and student transition. “Our partnerships with multiple community colleges in the region assist transfer students in making a smooth transition to Cleveland State, ensuring they have the tools necessary to succeed academically.”

“With this designation, we hope to connect community college students with institutions who value their unique transfer experience and prioritize their success,” adds Phi Theta Kappa CEO Lynn Tincher-Ladner.

Honorees were selected based on engagement, collaboration, impact 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. Additional institutions named to the list include Rutgers, the University of Arizona and Ohio State University.

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