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BW earns national recognition for exceptional transfer student support

The Phi Theta Kappa honor places BW among the most transfer-friendly colleges in the nation.



Baldwin Wallace University is one of just 208 colleges and universities across the nation named to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society’s 2023 Transfer Honor Roll. BW has regularly been chosen for inclusion on the select list in recent years, which recognizes “the dynamic pathways … created to support community college transfer students.”

According to PTK, the Transfer Honor Roll is “determined by 40 key metrics related to the support and success of transfer students, including college cost and financial aid, campus life for transfer, admission practices, and bachelor’s degree completion.”

Tops in transfer friendliness leading to success


Schools making the Honor Roll are chosen from among the top 25% highest-rated colleges on the PTK Connect “Transfer Friendliness Rating.”

“The goal of most students attending community college is a bachelor’s degree, but few do because of financial barriers and the complexities 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.”

Innovating pathways from 'A to BW'

From associate's to bachelor's degree ("A to BW"), Baldwin Wallace continues to innovate new partnerships and pathways to ensure maximum transfer credit for students from regionally accredited two-year colleges.

Most recently, the University earned a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to lead a coalition of colleges fostering success for Ohio transfer students choosing to study computer science.

For more information on transferring to BW, visit the transfer students page.

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