May. 2, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a society and foundation focused on transfer student success, has named St. Edward’s University to its Transfer Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year.

St. Edward’s is one of 151 colleges and universities selected for its 2021 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways they have created to support transfer students.

“We are very excited to receive this honor for the fourth year in a row. Transfer students are an essential component of the enrollment picture making up a large portion of our undergraduate population on an annual basis,” said Glenda Ballard, associate vice president of Graduate and Professional Studies. “Part of our Holy Cross Mission is to meet students where they are, and I think the PTK Honor Roll is a perfect example of this. It shows that as a university, we are committed to helping students complete their degrees in a timely and socially responsible manner.” 

This award is given to four-year colleges and universities with proven outcomes for transfer success.

“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “(These universities) are the best at providing a supportive and smooth transition from community college — equating to increased rates of bachelor’s degree attainment for transfer students.”

Phi Theta Kappa members are able to showcase their universities on the PTK Connect database, an online tool that helps students find their best-fit colleges, career pathways and more. Each Transfer Profile provides information on admissions practices, cost of attendance, campus life, recruitment practices and peer reviews.

The profile immediately gives colleges a Transfer Friendliness Rating they can use internally to gauge how friendly their admissions and recruitment strategies are. The top 25 percent highest-rated colleges are named to the Transfer Honor Roll.

Here’s more on how to transfer to St. Edward’s and on scholarships available for transfer students.

See the 2020–2021 Transfer Honor Roll.

Transfer Honor Roll Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society