For the fourth consecutive year, the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society has named Ohio Dominican University (ODU) one of the nation’s leaders in preparing students for lifelong career success with career-relevant knowledge and skills. ODU is one of only 208 colleges and universities across the country, and the only one in Central Ohio, to be named to PTK’s 2023 Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities that have created dynamic pathways to support community college transfers.

Inclusion on the PTK Honor Roll is based on 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. The Transfer Honor Roll was based on analysis from the National Student Clearinghouse, and on data submitted through the four-year institution’s profile on PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool designed to help students find their best-fit colleges and career pathways.  Colleges completing the PTK Connect profile are given a Transfer Friendliness Rating, and the Honor Roll is chosen from among the top 25% highest-rated colleges.

Spotlighted at the 2022 American Council on Education (ACE) conference, the Transfer Honor Roll recognizes the importance of creating strong transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among community college transfer students.

“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,” said 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.”

“Nearly a third of ODU undergraduates who are now working toward a degree have at one point completed a course or courses at a community college,” said ODU President Connie Gallaher. “We pride ourselves on being a university that welcomes and supports all students, regardless of their educational journey thus far, to ensure their academic and professional success. ODU’s recognition as a transfer-friendly destination by Phi Theta Kappa for the fourth consecutive year is a testament to the dedication of our professional staff and the many steps they’ve taken to develop a transfer pathway process that allows students to easily and seamlessly transfer to Ohio Dominican, where they are able to join and thrive in our community of scholars for the duration of their studies.”

About Phi Theta Kappa

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 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at