Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) named Anna Maria College to its 2023 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways it has created to support community college transfer students. PTK’s 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.

This year’s Transfer Honor Roll recipients had exceptional outcomes, including:

• Average percent of transfer in undergraduate population – 43%

• Average bachelor’s degree completion rate among transfers – 66%

• Average credit transferred toward a degree major and/or plan – 85%

• Average percent of transfer students receiving merit-based financial aid – 73% 

“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.”

Spotlighted at the 2022 American Council on Education (ACE) conference, the Transfer Honor Roll recognizes the importance of creating strong transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among community college transfer students. The Transfer Honor Roll was based on analysis from the National Student Clearinghouse, and on data submitted through Anna Maria’s profile on PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool designed to help students find their best-fit colleges and career pathways. Colleges completing the PTK Connect profile are given a Transfer Friendliness Rating. The Honor Roll is chosen from among the top 25 percent highest-rated colleges. More details are available at: