US: The new reverse transfer

Stephanie Jamiot is a community college transfer student, but not the kind one might expect. Instead of following the steady flow of students who move from two-year institutions to four-year institutions, she is one of a growing number of so-called 'reverse transfers' who leave four-year universities to attend community college, reports Inside Higher Ed.

Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio's largest two-year institution and the one Jamiot currently attends, had an 11% increase in the number of 'reverse transfers' this spring compared to last. These students mostly come from public and private institutions around Ohio. Nationally, the American Association of Community Colleges notes that a third of all two-year students previously attended a four-year institution. The recession has led to surge in community college enrolments this year, and some experts believe these 'reverse transfers' are an important and sometimes overlooked portion of that growing student body at two-year institutions.
Full report on the Inside Higher Ed site