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Farmers Fight! Texas A&M shows effort for transfer studentsFarmers Fight! Texas A&M shows effort for transfer studentshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=148222016-10-19T05:00:00Z2016-10-19T19:00:00Z

​​​​​​COLLEGE STATION-BRYAN - More than three-quarters of first-time college students who enroll in community colleges don't transfer to a four-year school within six years. 

Lately, universities across the state have teamed up and formed new partnerships designed to make the transition from one school to the other seamless by promoting two-year colleges as a cost-effective way to begin working toward a four-year degree.

Perhaps no Texas university has made a bigger effort in recent years than Texas A&M University. 

Officials there have made a priority of meeting the state’s workforce needs and have set a goal of having 25,000 engineering students by 2025, compared to 15,000 in 2015. 

Over the past 18 months, A&M has announced the opening of five engineering academies on community college campuses across the state where students can apply to co-enroll at A&M.

Similar programs are popping up across the state and state lawmakers are also working to ease the transition statewide.​
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