College of the Rockies Students Seeing Transfer Success

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Image of College of the Rockies alum Dr. Jasmine Osiowy standing outside with mountains behind her.
Dr. Jasmine Osiowy benefitted from starting her post-secondary education at College of the Rockies before transferring to university.

The British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) has issued its 2014-15 annual review and College of the Rockies is showing significant successes for transfer students.

Over the period of the report, 253 students began their post-secondary education at College of the Rockies before transferring on to BC universities.  The College finished in the top 10 for BC institutions with regard to the number of credits students were able to transfer from the College to other institutions.

Students who began their studies at a college completed university with an overall higher grade-point-average (GPA) than did their counterparts who began their studies at university. Further, College of the Rockies students who transferred to a university scored the highest graduation rate for transfer institutions (85%) and second-highest of all BC post-secondary institutions.

Other findings of the BCCAT review show that College of the Rockies students transferring to other institutions are primarily going into health care, arts, sciences, education and human and social services.  Seventy-six percent of students transferring from the College to a university are female.

“There are many advantages to beginning your education at College of the Rockies,” says Vice-President, Education Stan Chung.  “Our smaller class sizes allow for more one-on-one attention to help you to be successful and our competitive tuition rates and lower cost-of-living, especially for local students who are able to remain at home, help make post-secondary education more affordable.  Additionally, our numerous transfer agreements with universities across Canada – and abroad – make starting at the College before moving on to university simple and straight-forward.”

Jasmine Osiowy completed two years of University Studies science courses at the College before transferring the University of Victoria to complete a Bachelor of Science and, finally, on to the Northern Medical Program at the University of British Columbia.  Dr. Osiowy highly recommends starting your education at the College.

“I think doing the first couple years at a college is a good way to enter the post-secondary world, not only because it is less expensive, but also because the quality of education is excellent,” she says.  “It really makes a huge difference to have one-on-one help available and available often.  I feel that I had a solid foundation base, as well as some great memories, from College of the Rockies.”

Learn more about transfer options at College of the Rockies.