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Comparative Academic Performance at the Baccalaureate Level Between Graduate Transferees at Nassau Community College and Native Students at Selected Public/Private Institutions.
Fernandez, Thomas V., Jr.; And Others
The academic performance of 1973 graduate transferees from Nassau Community College (NCC) was compared at the baccalaureate level with 1975 native student graduates from 12 four-year public and private colleges and universities. These senior institutions were selected on the basis of the large number of NCC transferees they received. The baccalaureate grade point average was used as the primary indicator for comparison. The mean performance of transfer students graduating with a baccalaureate degree (2.96) is comparable in level to that of native students (3.16), although the difference is statistically significant. Comparisons across the 12 institutions in the curricular areas of business, education, humanities, social science, natural science, and services showed that the native students performed at significantly higher levels in business, education, social science, and natural science. A factor which appeared to contribute to the performance of transferees was institutional proximity; transferees performed significantly higher at the local (private) schools than they did at "out of town" (public) institutions. Before aptitude equalization, the generally higher mean performance of native students was a function of the campus. Data tables by campus and curricula are appended. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Nassau Community Coll., Garden City, NY.