INDIANAPOLIS – Marian University has been named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2019 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways they have created to support transfer students. The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes excellence and success in community college transfer pathway development among four-year colleges and universities.
Colleges were selected based on their Transfer Friendliness Rating, given to them by PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool that helps students find their best-fit colleges, career pathways, and more. Marian University is one of 78 colleges and universities nationally to receive the Transfer Honor Roll distinction.
"Marian University has a long tradition of offering a personalized approach to our admission processes,” Brian Studebaker, director of transfer admission at Marian University, said. “With the unique needs and backgrounds of our transfer students, it's more important than ever to have a seamless process to assist them in reaching their next goal. We are fortunate to have great partners at Ivy Tech to collaborate with in creating pathways to degree completion for their students. It is an honor to have Phi Theta Kappa recognize our commitment to transfer student success through our academic advising and career planning, as well as our focus on affordability through our robust transfer scholarship opportunities."
Factors considered in determining a college’s Transfer Friendliness Rating include admissions practices, cost of attendance, campus life, recruitment practices, and peer reviews. It is meant to reflect what the transfer student experience is like at their colleges, as well as the strategies colleges are taking to support and enroll transfer students. The profile immediately gives colleges a Transfer Friendliness Rating they can use to gauge how friendly their admissions and recruitment strategies are. The top 25 percent highest-rated colleges were named to the Transfer Honor Roll.
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 10 nations.
About Marian University Indianapolis
Founded in 1937, Marian University is proud to be the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving 2,431 undergraduate and 1,164 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Midwestern rankings to be named #10 Most Innovative Regional University, #24 Best Value University, and #38 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in over 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.