Increase in student transfers worries alumni officesThe Hechinger Report.
Today, one-third of all students change schools at least once in five years, and a quarter at least twice, according to the National Student Clearinghouse, which tracks this. Of those who ultimately earn degrees, nearly a quarter finish somewhere other than where they started.
“What motivates alumni to give is a sense of loyalty, an indebtedness that ‘I am who I am because of my education’, and a fondness for their time at an institution,” said Shaun Keister, vice-chancellor for development and alumni relations at the University of California, Davis. “What we don’t know from this generation that jumps around a lot is: are they ever going to have that warm and fuzzy feeling for the campus?”
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