ERIC Number: ED203960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Community College Student Performance in Florida Universities.
Florida State Community Coll. Coordinating Board, Tallahassee.
The Fall 1979 grade point averages (GPA's) of students enrolled in the upper divisions of Florida's universities were obtained and analyzed to: (1) determine how well community college transfer students with an associate degree (AA) performed at the university; (2) ascertain how well transfer students without an AA performed; and (3) compare the academic performance of the transfer students with that of continuing native students. Although the State University System (SUS) data tapes do not identify all community college transfers, certain conclusions can be drawn. Community college transfer students with AA degrees appeared to do as well as the university native students; however, community college students who transferred without AA degrees had lower GPA's than the native or AA-holding students. The percentage of native students earning a GPA below 2.0 was 21.49%; the percentage earning between 2.0 and 2.99 was 33.03%. By comparison, 22.42% of the transfer students with AA degrees and 25.29% of the transfer students without AA degrees earned a GPA below 2.0; and 31.44% of the AA-holding transfer students and 32.78% of the transfer students without AA degrees earned a GPA between 2.0 and 2.99. The study report provides charts illustrating these findings and data tables which show the number and percentage of students in various GPA ranges by community college attended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Community Coll. Coordinating Board, Tallahassee.
Note: Prepared by the Program and Quality Committee of the State Community College Coordinating Board.