Research shows that when community college students transfer to four-year institutions, only 58 percent are able to bring 90 percent or more of their credits with them.

Interstate Passport® was created to establish a new transfer framework that focuses on learning outcomes, rather than specific courses and credit hours. There are now 71 public and private two- and four-year colleges located in 21 states that are members of the program’s network.

The Rutgers Education & Employment Research Center (EERC) conducted an evaluation of the program, which was created under the U.S. Department of Education’s First in the World Grant Program, an initiative that supports the development of solutions addressing the challenges students at risk face in completing college programs.