ERIC Number: ED223279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-18
Reference Count: 0
Plan for Obtaining Community College Transfer Student Information.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
In response to a request from the California state legislature, a plan is proposed for obtaining information on the number of community college students eligible to transfer to the University of California and the California State University; the characteristics of those students who do and do not transfer; and the persistence and performance of transfer students. First, data on student transfers from earlier studies and the assumptions underlying the plan are outlined. The subsequent sections detail the conditions of eligibility to enter California universities as a freshman or transfer student; indicate the areas in which information on eligibility is not available; and present a plan for obtaining information from high school and community college records. Next, a comparison is provided of students who do and do not transfer on the basis of results of a 1978 survey, and a plan for developing a profile of community college transfer students is presented. The next section discusses persistence and performance rates of transfer students, difficulties in obtaining information on students who drop out within a year, and the problems of comparing transfer and native four-year college students. In addition, programs instituted in the universities to provide information on transfer students to the community colleges are examined. Finally, after a timetable for the plan's implementation is presented, solutions proposed to overcome barriers to transfer are summarized. Appendices provide detailed student transfer information. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Eligibility, Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education, Research Problems, State Surveys, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Student Characteristics, Terminal Students, Transfer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Note: For related document, see JC 820 517.