ERIC Number: ED206360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
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 1978 through 1980, 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 precentage of females transferring to the universities increased between 1978 and 1979, but remained constant between 1979 and 1980. The percentage of Blacks decreased between 1978 and 1980, while the percentage of Hispanics decreased from 1978 to 1979, but increased between 1979 and 1981. Most students earned more than 90 quarter hours before transferring to the university. While at the university, 85% of the transfer students earned a GPA of 2.0 or higher. University GPA varied from major to major, but was consistently higher for those transferring after earning 90 quarter hours than for those transferring with fewer credit hours. The total mean GPA of the transfer students decreased only slightly from 1978 to 1980, while the standard deviation remained constant. Tables present data by university and, in some cases, by college of origin. (KL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, 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, Tables (Data), White Students
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Colleges.