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ERIC Number: ED178122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Reverse Transfer Student at Northampton County Area Community College.
Rooth, Stewart Richard
Reverse transfer (from a four-year to a two-year college) is rapidly becoming one of the most common types of student movement between institutions of higher education. At Northampton County Area Community College (Pennsylvania), a study was conducted to (1) identify the reverse transfer students (RTS's) in attendance; (2) determine selected demographic characteristics (including sex, ethnic group, marital status, number of children, residence, employment, income, and age at various times in their college career); and (3) investigate their educational background and experiences and their personal and professional objectives. Of the total student population, 15.7% (N=659) were identified as RTS's and were surveyed; 316 individuals (47.9%) responded. The average RTS was a Caucasian woman without children, as likely to be married as single, and a Pennsylvania resident. The study also revealed that while 90% attended their four-year college full-time, only 25% attended community college full-time; 42% were between the ages of 22 and 29; 48% held no degree and 44% a bachelor's degree; only 5% reported being in academic difficulty prior to transfer; and most changed their major from an academic to an occupational field. The report includes a literature review, recommendations for better serving RTS's, a bibliography, and the questionnaire. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Objectives