Phi Theta Kappa named Marylhurst University to its 2018 Transfer Honor Roll, the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities creating exemplary pathways to support transfer students.
Open to all regionally accredited baccalaureate degree-granting institutions, Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll recognizes excellence and success in community college transfer pathway development. Universities are evaluated in the areas of scholarship and financial aid, admissions outreach, student support services and student engagement opportunities.
At the undergraduate level, Maryhurst University is 100 percent focused on degree completion. Marylhurst offers straight degree pathways, comprehensive and extensive transfer credit options, and robust partnerships with area community colleges.
Marylhurst also offers scholarships focused on transfer students, as well as high achievers and graduate students. All students are automatically considered for scholarships when they apply for admission.
Marylhurst University is one of 122 Transfer Honor Roll awardees to be recognized at PTK Catalyst 2018, Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, in Kansas City, MO, April 19-21, 2018.
Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said the recognition program reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of community college transfers and promoting and sharing best practices for transfer success.
“Increasingly, students of all ages and achievement levels are choosing the community college, not only as their first step, but also their first choice in the pursuit of a quality, affordable bachelor’s degree,” Tincher-Ladner said. “These students are scholars, leaders and global citizens.
“In order to ensure their continued success, the Transfer Honor Roll Program identifies colleges and universities that understand the unique needs of transfer students and applauds the dynamic pathways these colleges have created to continue fostering student success among transfer students at the four-year college,” she said.
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 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.