Employment and transfer

Preparing for work and supporting transfer

Transfer Scholarships

What matters most to PTK transfer students is transfer scholarships. Members are six times more likely to choose a four-year college or university that values their academic achievement by offering exclusive PTK transfer scholarships over one that doesn’t. In 2020, PTK members saved an estimated $1.4 billion in tuition costs by attending a community college and earned $319 million in transfer scholarships from our four-year college partners, making community colleges and PTK one of the most cost-effective pathways to a four-year degree. 

$1.4 billion

Tuition Savings

$319 million

PTK Transfer Scholarships

Virtual Transfer and Career Fairs

The pandemic didn’t stop members from researching and exploring their transfer and career options. Open to all community college students, PTK’s virtual college fairs were by far the most attended events of 2020—connecting more than 2,000 students to 677 four-year colleges and universities. PTK also hosted multiple career exploration forums, in our first-ever large-scale employment seminar hosted by Apple.

This year also brought record-breaking utilization of PTK Connect to explore colleges, scholarships and careers.

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PTK members increased enrollment and completion of PTK’s online self-paced courses to help students successfully navigate employment and transfer. Enrollment in Employment and Transfer Edge increased by 85 percent when compared to 2019.

Transfer EDGE Participation

Total Students – 3,716
Total Badges – 7,840

Employment EDGE Participation

Total Students – 3,453
Total Badges – 5,511

Transfer Honor Roll

PTK’s Transfer Honor Roll celebrates and recognizes the most transfer-friendly four-year institutions based on their performance in 70 distinct research-based transfer success metrics. In 2020, PTK named 123 colleges and universities to its 2020 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the exemplary transfer pathways they have created to support all community college transfer students.

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