Allegheny College Awarded Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Transfer Honor Roll

Allegheny College Awarded Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Transfer Honor Roll

Allegheny College is pleased to be named to Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK) 2024 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the most transfer-friendly colleges in the nation for creating innovative pathways for community college transfer students.

“Transfer students are a vibrant and important part of our campus community, bringing diverse perspectives and experiences to classroom discussion and student life. We are thrilled to receive this honor and encourage any student seeking a better fit to give us a look,” said Jennifer Winge, Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.

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.

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.

The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes the importance of creating strong transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among community college transfer students, and this year’s winners had exceptional outcomes, and several of these included:

  • 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.”

The Allegheny admissions staff considers transfer students for both fall and spring semesters and provides robust financial aid to eligible candidates including a $2,000 renewable scholarship for active Phi Theta Kappa members. Guidance throughout the application process is available through Transfer Coordinator Mandy Pawling at