ERIC Number: ED156297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Performance of Transfer Students Within Illinois Institutions of Higher Education.
Darnes, G. Robert; And Others
Each of 87 participating public and private two- and four-year colleges and universities was asked to identify and produce information on all transfer students received every term during 1967-68 for a study on the magnitude, mobility, characteristics, and academic success of transfer students in Illinois. Findings indicated that the higher education population was highly mobile; of the 357,000 undergraduates enrolled during the period, 29,685 were identified as transfer students. Of transfers, approximately 50% came from Illinois public junior and senior, 25% from out-of-state senior, and 14% from Illinois private senior institutions. Nearly twice as many transferred from senior (60%) as from junior colleges (34%); 40% transferred to public and only 16% to private institutions. Of in-state, fall 1967 transfers (4,000 were out-of-state), 5,708 were full-time and 2,426 part-time students; 63% had clear academic status; 8% were on probation; 23% were dropped; and 3% withdrew. More than 50% of all students chose liberal arts, education, or business as their major. Approximately 33% from four-year colleges were in the top 20% of their high school classes and had American College Testing Program composite scores of 25 or higher (the upper 15% in ability). After one year, more than 33% were not at their transfer institutions; of those remaining, grade point averages indicated average progress. (TR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Followup Studies, Grade Point Average, Majors (Students), Part Time Students, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Mobility, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Conference on Higher Education. Council on Articulation.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; Illinois