UIW makes Honor Roll of International Organization

June 20, 2023

University Recognized for work with Transfer Students

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that it has been named to the 2023 Transfer Honor Roll by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society. UIW was one of just 208 colleges and universities recognized for its work in creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer students.

The Transfer Honor Roll is determined by 40 key metrics related to the support and success of transfer students, including college cost and financial aid, campus life for transfer, admission practices and bachelor’s degree completion.

“UIW is proud to have been recognized for our strong transfer pathways that have proven to produce academic success among our community college transfer students,” says Dr. Brandy Finck, associate vice-president of Enrollment Management and Student Experience. “Being named to the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll is an attestation of the excellent support UIW provides to our students to ensure baccalaureate degree completion.”

According to its website, 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. PTK is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.

“The goal of most students attending community college is a bachelor’s degree, but few do because of financial barriers and the complexities of the transfer process,” says Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “We are proud to recognize the exceptional colleges and universities that go above and beyond to create accessible pathways to bachelor’s degree completion for community college transfer students.”