ERIC Number: ED170005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Junior Colleges.
Data tables summarize statistics on community college transfer students attending the nine Florida state universities during 1975 through 1977. Data indicate that the number of transfers increased each year, with males typically outnumbering females. Racial distribution remained relatively stable, though the percentages of blacks and hispanics steadly increased and the percentages of whites slightly decreased. The mean age of transfers remained stable over the three-year period; however, the percentage of transfers under 31 climbed from 86.9% in 1975 to 87.4% in 1976 and dropped to 86% in 1977. The greatest percentage of students (49% in 1975 and 44.6% in 1977) were in their first year of study. The largest group each year transferred after earning 90 quarter hours at the community colleges, utilizing the community colleges extensively to complete lower division course work. Most students transferred to the university nearest their community college and, while there, most (85.2%-90.3%) earned a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Additional tables present the number of hours earned toward a degree at the community college and at the university and GPA data for various subgroups--those transferring before or after earning 90 quarter hours, those from each campus, those with different majors--over the three year period. (MB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Junior Colleges.