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ERIC Number: ED220164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Study of Students Transferring from Illinois Two-Year Colleges to Illinois Senior Institutions in Fall 1979. Report 1: Mobility Patterns and Pre-Transfer Characteristics.
Bragg, Ann Kieffer
A study was conducted to identify the number and mobility patterns of Illinois 2-year college students who transferred to 4-year colleges or universities in Illinois for the first time in fall 1979. In addition, the study sought to determine the pre-transfer characteristics of these students, i.e., age, sex, grade point average (GPA), program of study, credit hours completed, and degree received, if any, from the 2-year college. The study involved 10,273 students who transferred from forty-three 2-year institutions (39 public and 4 private) to forty-three 4-year institutions (13 public and 30 private) and included comparisons with two earlier transfer studies conducted in 1967 and 1973. Study findings show: (1) 99% of the fall 1979 transfers came from public community colleges and 80% transferred to public 4-year institutions; (2) a slight decline in the number of community college to senior college transfers was evidenced between fall 1973 and fall 1979; (3) 66.6% of the transfers were between 21 and 24 years of age, and 17.3% were between 25 and 30; (4) 50% of the transfers were female; (5) the principal programs of enrollment of transfer students were general liberal arts (41%) and business (10%), and 19% of the students were "undeclared"; (6) 39% of the students had completed an associate degree before transferring; and (7) the mean pre-transfer GPA of students was 2.93. A list of participating institutions is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.