ERIC Number: ED181987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Academic Performance of Missouri Community/Junior College Transfer Students at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Tippin, Keener A.
A study was conducted at the University of Missouri-Columbia (UM-C) to ascertain the performance of 465 Missouri community/junior college students who transferred to UM-C during the Fall 1976 semester. The students were assigned to one of five groups based upon the number of semester hours they transferred to UM-C. Their community college grade point averages (GPA's) were recalculated using only college transfer courses, that is, eliminating developmental, physical education, and/or military science courses. The UM-C academic achievement of the transfer students was determined on the basis of retention (i.e., continuous registration from Fall 1976 through Winter 1978) and GPA. The study report presents the findings on 17 data tables that cover: (1) entry patterns by UM-C academic program; (2) rate of retention; (3) percentage of students who earned a GPA of at least 3.0 for each semester from Fall 1976 to Winter 1978; (4) admission, retention, and graduation status of the transfer students by their community college; (5) transfer GPA and UM-C GPA by hours transferred; (6-15) for each academic program, GPA at transfer by community college; (16) students completing UM-C graduation requirements within four semesters; and (17) comparision of transfer GPA and GPA at UM-C for each semester. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Note: Prepared for the Community/Junior College Transition Conference (1979)