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ERIC Number: ED160146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-15
Reference Count: 0
A Statewide Follow-Up Study of Students Who Transfer from Illinois Public Community Colleges to Illinois Four-Year Colleges and Universities. Fall 1973 Transfer Students Followed Through Spring 1976.
Moughamian, Henry; And Others
A three-year longitudinal study was conducted to examine the pre-transfer characteristics, mobility, achievement, and persistence of the 10,504 students who transferred during Fall 1973 from Illinois public community colleges to Illinois four-year colleges and universities. Findings showed that students tended to transfer to nearby state universities, 86.4% of which were public institutions. An analysis of students' pre-transfer characteristics revealed that 4,128 (40.7%) had completed the associate degree, while 2,206 (21.7%) were freshman at transfer. At the end of the first year after transfer, 88% of those students whose status was reported were still enrolled at the 24 participating senior universities. Two years after transfer, 82.1% had either graduated or were still pursuing the baccalaureate degree; as of Spring 1976, this figure was 73.2%. Grade point average (GPA) of the transfer students revealed satisfactory progress. After one year, the average was 2.64; at the end of the second year, it was 2.8, similar to the pre-transfer GPA of these students. Tables outline the transfer data and appendices contain survey instruments and student sample data. (MB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Followup Studies, Grade Point Average, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Persistence, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Statistical Data, Student Mobility, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to small size of type in tables