ERIC Number: ED174120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment and Comparison of Educational Outcomes of Native and Transfer Students. AIR Forum 1979 Paper.
Bolte, J. R.; Coleman, D. R.
Community college transfer and native student outcomes in the area of academic achievement and student perceptions of the academic environment were studied. The study population consisted of 730 native students who enrolled at the University of Central Florida as freshmen in 1973 and 595 Florida community college transfer students who enrolled as juniors in 1975. Students were assessed by discipline, the graduation rate, academic success, academic program satisfaction, and academic environment satisfaction. The students' records were stratified by native and transfer, program discipline, and enrollment status. A graduating student questionnaire was administered to those students who graduated at the end of the 1977 spring quarter to assess academic program and academic environment satisfaction. Summary data are presented on the breakdown of the students by discipline and enrollment category; the selection of discipline; program satisfaction; and evaluation of the academic environment. The analysis reveals major differences in the selection of discipline between the two groups, but little difference in program and academic environment satisfaction. The data indicate that the graduating students perceived the university as very successful in helping students increase knowledge in their academic field but as only marginally successful in developing the student's self image, leadership skills, general skills, and involvement in cultural and social events. Questionnaire items are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Environment, College Graduates, College Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Conference Reports, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Reaction, Surveys, Transfer Students, Universities
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1979; University of Central Florida
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (19th, San Diego, California, May 13-17, 1979)