ERIC Number: ED022464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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A Study of the Scholastic Achievement of Junior College Transfer Students at the University of Missouri.
Johnson, Charles Eugene
To determine the success of transfers at the University of Missouri, four comparisons were made: (1) junior college transfers with native students, (2) 4-year college transfers with natives, (3) junior college transfers with 4-year college transfers, and (4) Missouri junior college transfers with students from out of state. Cumulative and last-semester GPA's were the criteria of success. Population characteristics were considered, data gathered, and eight null hypotheses tested. The data were subjected to analysis of variances and t-test of significance of the differences among means. The Ohio State Psychological Examination showed no significant difference between transfers and the resident group. The conclusions were (1) junior college transfers' averages equalled the natives', (2) 4-year college transfers' averages exceeded the residents', (3) junior college transfers compared well with 4-year college transfers, and (4) Missouri junior college transfers compared favorably with non-Missouri transfers. Recommendations call for (1) an expanded junior college system, (2) more emphasis on the transfer function in junior college, (3) more attention to the first-semester transfer student, (4) better articulation between junior and senior colleges, and (5) a continuous evaluation of the junior college. (HH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, College Transfer Students, Comparative Testing, Student Characteristics, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.