Engineering Transfer Students Reasons for Starting at Another Institution and Variation Across Subpopulations Academic Article uri icon


  • Bolstering transfer pathways to a 4-year degree can help fill the countrys increasing need for innovative, diverse, skilled workers within engineering. Drawing on survey data from a sample comprised of a disproportionately large percentage of Hispanic/Latino students, this study focuses on understanding engineering transfer students reasons for starting at a different institution. Financial/Affordability, Nonacademic Commitments, and Academic Flexibility were top reasons for starting at a different institution with multiple differences across subpopulations like Hispanic/Latino status.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

altmetric score

  • 5.08

author list (cited authors)

  • Ogilvie, A. M., & Knight, D. B.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Ogilvie, Andrea M||Knight, David B

publication date

  • January 2020