Transfer Student Persistence at a Hispanic-Serving University Academic Article uri icon


  • Success after transfer has been understudied, particularly with Hispanic students. This study examined the persistence of Associate of Arts transfer students at a senior Hispanic-Serving Institution. Using data from institutional records, multinomial logistic regression analyses demonstrated that loans predicted persistence and that grant recipients did not persist at a significantly different rate from nonrecipients. Grant dollar amounts were associated with persistence but loan dollar amounts were not. Precollege demographic factors such as age and income as well as academic factors such as grade point average and enrollment intensity appear to play a similar role for transfer students as they do for traditional students. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

author list (cited authors)

  • Tuttle, L. V., & Musoba, G. D.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • January 2013