ERIC Number: ED217795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Performance of Regional Campus Transfer Students at Indiana University's Bloomington Campus. Indiana Studies in Higher Education, No. 48.
Wakefield, Linda Morton; Bullock, Ronald G.
The academic performance of 501 Indiana University regional campus transfer students who enrolled on the Bloomington campus for the spring 1980 or fall 1981 semester was studied. Information is presented on the percentages of male and female transfer students at each of the campuses, and the percentages by class membership the first semester at the Bloomington campus. With one exception, most campuses showed no conspicuous differences between sexes or class rank of transfer students. For both the original campus and the Bloomington campus, females obtained significantly higher grade point averages (GPAs) than males, and upperclassmen did better than underclassmen. The regional campuses were compared in relation to total math on verbal Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores and GPA for the last semester on the regional campus. While both variables showed significant differences across the regional campuses, these differences were not always in the same direction (i.e., students on one campus had the highest SAT scores but their GPAs were close to the average, while students at another campus had low SAT scores but average GPAs). Academic performance at the home campus and at the Bloomington campus were also compared when differences due to sex, class standing, and SAT scores were controlled. For four of the eight regional campuses, significant differences were found between home campus GPA and Bloomington campus GPA. Findings for specific regional campuses are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude Tests, College Transfer Students, Comparative Analysis, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Multicampus Colleges, Sex Differences
Bureau of Evaluative Studies and Testing, Division of Research and Development, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Bureau of Evaluative Studies and Testing.
Identifiers: Indiana University Bloomington; Scholastic Aptitude Test