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ERIC Number: ED023385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 12
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Some Factors Effecting Academic Success of Economically Disadvantaged Junior College Transfer Students.
Farley, Wayne S.
This study sought to check the value of the junior college GPA and other possible factors in predicting success for the disadvantaged at Missouri University. The investigation was confined to 53 of the 61 students who had received an Economic Opportunity grant or help from the Work-Study program. As these aids were not available before 1965, the students were those in the fall 1965, all three 1966, and winter 1967 terms. Data for the study came from the University Admissions Office, the Financial Aids Office, and the Records Department. Junior College GPA's and high school rank were correlated with first- and second semester university grades and the cumulative GPA at the end of the second semester. No significant difference was found between junior college grades and high school rank as predictor of success after transfer. It was also noted that (1) these students had a high degree of persistence, (2) the expected first-semester drop in GPA was partly recovered in the second SEMESTER, (3) the recovered GPA was not as high as the junior college GPA, (4) the 30% from the large city colleges had a lower GPA than those from other colleges, (5) those from small high school graduating classes did better than those from large ones, and (6) those who transferred the most credit hours did better than those who transferred fewer. As the small number of students receiving aid made the predictive values uncertain, further study should be done after more of them become available for investigation. (HH)
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Identifiers: Missouri