ERIC Number: ED171343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Colleges.
Data tables summarize statistics on community college transfer students attending the nine Florida state universities during 1976 through 1978. Data indicate that the number of transfers increased from 1976 to 1977, but decreased from 1977 to 1978. Males typically outnumbered females. Racial distribution remained relatively stable, though the percentages of Blacks and Hispanics steadily 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 in 1976 dropped from 88.4 percent to 86 percent in 1977. The greatest percentage of students (44.9 percent in 1976 and 42.7 percent in 1978) were in their first year of study. The largest group each year transferred after earning 90 quarter hours at the community college, 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 percent to 90.3 percent) 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. (AYC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Colleges.