ERIC Number: ED040698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
1966 Transfer Student Performance. Research Report No. 4.
Snyder, Fred A.; Blocker, Clyde E.
The performance of students who transferred from Harrisburg Area Community College (H.A.C.C.), Pennsylvania to 56 4-year colleges and universities in 1966 is evaluated in this study. Building on data provided during a previous study on success of transfer students after an initial semester of work, this study follows their performance during the next three and one-half years. Initially, the students are characterized in terms of sex, age, prior academic background and achievement, H.A.C.C. academic performance, and curricula pursued. Then, the colleges to which students transferred are described, and the curriculum they took compared to that taken at H.A.C.C. Next, student achievement and persistence at the transfer institution is reviewed. Some of the results and conclusions are: 71 per cent of the students in the study earned baccalaureate degrees by the end of the fall 1969 semester; many students' initial quarter performance was affected by the transfer, but subsequently improved; and students at Pennsylvania state colleges, older students, students who ranked high in their high school classes, and women students earned proportionately more degrees than counterpart groups. (JO)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Transfer Students, Followup Studies, Program Evaluation, Student Adjustment, Student Characteristics, Transfer Programs, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges
Office of Research and Community Resources, Harrisburg Area Community College, 3300 Cameron Street Road, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110 ($1.50)
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Authoring Institution: Harrisburg Area Community Coll., PA.