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Georgian Court University Named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2023 Transfer Honor Roll for 5th Consecutive Year

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Georgian Court University has been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2023 Transfer Honor Roll. GCU was one of only six New Jersey colleges and universities to make this year’s list.

The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes excellence in the development and support of innovative pathways for community college students who transfer to four-year universities. Phi Theta Kappa has named 208 colleges and universities to its 2023 Transfer Honor Roll.

“Georgian Court has always been deeply committed to providing programs and services to help all of our students achieve academic and personal success,” said Dr. Joseph R. Marbach, President of GCU. “We are honored and proud to be recognized by Phi Theta Kappa and to be named for the fifth consecutive year to this prestigious honor roll for our special focus on transfer students.”

The Transfer Honor Roll is determined by 40 key aspects 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.

“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.”

On average, transfer students at GCU comprise about 40% of new, incoming students. GCU has been listed on the Phi Theta Kapp Honor Roll each year since 2018.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing students’ academic achievement at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society comprises over 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.

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About Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. The university has a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women.

As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 1,900 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings.

The main campus is in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students through its Center for Professional Studies, and at other locations, including GCU at Brookdale, GCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online degree and certificate programs.