Online Learning Update

April 24, 2020

Creating seamless credit transfer: A parallel higher ed system to support America through and beyond the recession

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

Michael B. Horn and Richard Price, Christensen Institute

In an era of increasing data interoperability in almost every sector of life, the idea that today’s students can’t seamlessly transfer credits from one institution to another seems preposterous. Yet higher education’s broken credit transfer system has plagued students and stumped policymakers for decades—to this day, first-time students who transfer lose 43% of their credits on average. This increases their time-to-degree, tuition costs, debt load, and opportunity costs.

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