Niagara University was named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways it has created to support transfer students.

The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes four-year colleges and universities that have developed transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among community college transfer students. Colleges were selected based on their Transfer Friendliness Rating, which is determined by the Transfer Profile they create in PTK Connect.

Institutions were evaluated in six areas: transfer data, admissions, cost of attendance, campus life, recruitment practices, and peer reviews. The top 25% of applicants were named to the PTK Transfer Honor Roll for excellence in supporting two-year college transfers.

“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “This award is given to four-year colleges and universities with proven outcomes for transfer success. They are the best at providing a supportive and smooth transition from community college — equating to increased rates of bachelor’s degree attainment for transfer students.”

Colleges utilizing PTK Connect create Transfer Profiles that reflect what their transfer student experience is like, as well as the strategies they are taking to support and enroll transfer students. Students, in turn, can search this online tool to find their best-fit colleges, career pathways, and more.

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 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at

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