ERIC Number: ED217939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Update of Community College Transfer Statistics, June 1982. Commission Report 82-24.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
A statistical study was conducted to provide information about the flow of transfer students from California community colleges to the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) in 1981-82 and to gather data on the ages, majors, and ethnicity of those who transferred at the upper-division level. Study findings include the following: (1) the decline in the number of transfers which began in the mid-1970s continued in the fall 1981 term, with the number of transfers dropping to a level attained around 1970; (2) the campuses with the largest number of transfer students (i.e., Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara) showed a steady decline between 1979 and 1981, which amounted to more than 700 students; (3) percentages of Asian, black, and Chicano transfers increased slightly between fall 1980 and fall 1981, with a concomitant decrease in the percentage of white transfers; (4) the most popular majors for UC transfers were in the social sciences, while in the CSU business and management ranked first; engineering was the second most popular field for transfers to both systems; (5) transfers to UC were generally younger than transfers to CSU, with the modal age at both systems between 20 and 24 years; and (6) the volume of transfers from UC and CSU to the community colleges and between community colleges vastly exceeded transfers from the community colleges to universities. Appendices provide detailed transfer statistics by community college district and ethnicity data by college. (HB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.