ERIC Number: ED196507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Transfer Rates: A Study of Student Flow from the Academic Programs in B. C. Community Colleges.
Dennison, John D.; And Others
A study was commissioned by the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Education to determine the number of students enrolled in transfer programs at the 14 BC community colleges who actually transfer to senior institutions. The study involved identifying all BC community college students (both full- and part-time) who were enrolled in transfer programs in Fall 1978 and then determining if their names appeared on the enrollment files of the BC colleges and universities in Fall 1979. The study revealed that, of the 17,181 students enrolled in academic programs in Fall 1978, a year later, 16.3% were attending a university; 1.3% had transferred to another community college or technical institute; 22.7% were still enrolled at their original college; and 63.3% were classified as"non-transfers," that is, were unaccounted for in the matching of computerized enrollment files. While approximately two-thirds of these non-transfers were not engaged in any type of post-secondary education, the remainder were still pursuing an educational interest, though a different one than that which brought them to the community college. The study report outlines the limitations of the matching process and discusses the implications of the findings. The study report includes data tables, illustrating transfer and retention rates for each of the colleges, and the results of a validity check on the matching procedures. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.; Academic Council of British Columbia, Victoria.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Research Council, Vancouver.
Identifiers: British Columbia