Tarleton named to PTK Transfer Honor Roll


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University has been named to the Phi Theta Kappa 2020 Transfer Honor Roll. The honor roll recognized 122 four-year schools that have developed transfer pathways leading to success for community college students.

Tarleton is one of just three Texas public institutions to make the distinguished list.

Colleges and universities were selected based on their Transfer Friendliness Rating, determined by a profile they create in PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool that helps students find their best-fit colleges.

“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “This award is given to four-year colleges and universities with proven outcomes for transfer success. They are the best at providing a supportive and smooth transition from community college, equating to increased rates of bachelor’s degree attainment for transfer students.”

Colleges utilizing PTK Connect complete a profile that asks questions about admissions practices, cost of attendance, campus life, recruitment practices and peer reviews. It is meant to reflect what the transfer student experience is like at their colleges, as well as the strategies they’re taking to support and enroll transfer students.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them grow as scholars and leaders. The honor society has more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

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A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.