Can Community College Transfer Students Survive in Metropolitan Universities?

  • Barbara K. Townsend Memphis State University
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Transfer Students, Community College Transfer Students


The academic culture of metropolitan universities may work against the success of community college transfer students in these institutions. University f acuity, used to a Darwinian model of faculty success, may treat students according to a similar model. University faculty and administrators need to be alert to academic practices stemming from a survival-of-the-fittest mentality among faculty and students and determine if these are the best practices for all their students, including community college transfers.