ERIC Number: ED192846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Colleges.
A series of data tables are presented, detailing the demographic makeup and academic success of those students at the Florida state universities who had transferred from the Florida community colleges. The tables, which include fall term data for 1977, 1978, 1979, classify the transfer students by age, sex, race, date of entry into the university, number of quarter hours transferred from the community college, number of quarter hours earned toward a degree, community college of origin, grade point average (GPA), and academic major. Selected findings, based upon a comparison of the three years, indicate that the percentage of females transferring to the universities increased steadily, and that the percentage of Blacks and Hispanics, while rising between 1977 and 1978, decreased slightly between 1978 and 1979. Most students earned more than 90 quarter hours at the community college before transferring to the university. While at the university, 85% of the transfer students earned a GPA of 2.0 or higher. This average varied from major to major, but was consistently higher for those transferring after earning 90 quarter hours than for those transferring with less than 90 hours credit. The total mean GPA of the transfer students decreased only slightly from 1977 to 1979, while the standard deviation remained constant. The tables present data by university and, in some cases, by college of origin. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), Black Students, College Credits, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Ethnic Groups, Females, Grade Point Average, Hispanic Americans, Majors (Students), Males, Postsecondary Education, State Universities, Student Characteristics, White Students
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Colleges.