Illinois ranks number one in community college transfers

John Wood Community College - KHQA

The state of Illinois is now ranked number one when it comes to community college students moving to a four-year degree.

The latest survey shows that nearly 54% of community college students transfer to gain a bachelor's degree. That's nearly 12% higher than the national average. Most of the credit goes to Illinois community college's efficiency in transfer of credits.

Our main goal here at John Wood is to make sure that our students have a simple transfer process. As easy at it can be, streamlined and responsible. Responsible from a fiscal stand point and responsible in a timeliness standpoint," said Andrew Happekotte, John Wood Community College Advising and Retention Director.

Many current John Wood Community College students have been pleased with the process.

My credits do transfer to just about any school around Illinois so that helps me so much since I don't know where I'm going to go after John Wood," said Makayla Briggs, a John Wood Community College Student.
I definitely think it was a good path for me to choose a community college first because I came out of a very small high school so it kind of still has that nice small town feeling before moving on to a university," said Madeline Davis, a John Wood Community College Student.

In addition to an easy transfer of credits, nearly 75% of students transfer to an in-state school.

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