Missouri S&T named to honor roll for transfer students

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On June 21, 2024

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Missouri S&T’s Innovation Lab provides several areas for students to relax, study and collaborate. Photo by Michael Pierce/Missouri S&T.

Missouri S&T has been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2024 Transfer Honor Roll. The list identifies colleges and universities that recognize the needs of and properly supports students who are transferring from community colleges to bachelor’s degree-granting institutions.

To determine which institutions are most “transfer friendly,” the following six areas are evaluated:

  • Transfer data
  • Admissions
  • Cost of attendance
  • Campus life
  • Recruitment practices
  • Peer reviews

As a former transfer student myself, I value what we at Missouri S&T do to show that all paths, regardless of the starting institution, can lead to a degree from here.

Justin Rauls

“The goal of most students attending community college is earning a bachelor’s degree, but few do because of financial barriers and the complexity of the transfer process,” says Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “We are proud to recognize the exceptional colleges and universities that go above and beyond to create accessible pathways to bachelor’s degree completion for community college transfer students.”

S&T recorded 279 transfer students last fall. The university’s admissions team is staffed with two admissions counselors dedicated solely to transfer students: Justin Rauls and Grace Marshall.

“As a former transfer student myself, I value what we at Missouri S&T do to show that all paths, regardless of the starting institution, can lead to a degree from here,” says Rauls. “We’re always happy to answer questions, welcome students for campus visits, and be a partner in the transfer journey.”

Individuals who are considering transferring from a community college to Missouri S&T should visit futurestudents.mst.edu/admissions/transfer and email  transfer@mst.edu so the team can help advise students in taking the most transferrable courseload possible.

About Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the first honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The society comprises more than 4.3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.

About Missouri S&T
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu

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  • Thomas McBride says:

    I found this article very interesting, because I was a member (President) of Phi Theta Kappa at Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri. In 1967, after completing my pre-engineering curriculum at Crowder College, I transferred UMR. In January of 1970 I earned my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, graduating in the top 10% of my class. The transfer process was pretty clean back then, and I only lost about 5 hours because of a pre-calculus course that Crowder required that was not in UMR’s curriculum. I really appreciated Crowder College, Phi Theta Kappa, and UMR.