Guttman Professor Part of $550,000 Mellon Foundation Grant to Study Transfer

December 18, 2018 | Awards, Faculty, Grants, Research

Chet Jordan

Chet Jordan

Dr. Chet Jordan, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, together with CUNY’s Dr. Alexandra Logue and Colin Chellman, have been awarded a $550,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to study factors that may influence community college to senior college transfer of students with interest in the humanities. Research during the first year of the three-year grant will focus on the transfer of Guttman students, and Dr. Jordan is a Principal Investigator for the study.

According to Dr. Logue, at CUNY, 87% of new community college students state their goal is a bachelor’s degree, but six years later only 11% have attained one. While Guttman’s graduation rate for associate degrees is triple the national average, transfer students often do not obtain the bachelor’s degrees they set out for. The Mellon grant will help investigate and improve that gap.  Please read the press release for more information about this grant.

Related Media Coverage:

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, January 6, 2019

What Stops Community College Students from Getting a Bachelor’s Degree?, CUNY Graduate Center, January 14, 2019