ERIC Number: ED230228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Fall 1979 Transfer Study. Report 3: Second Year Persistence and Achievement.
Bragg, Ann Kieffer
A five-year follow-up study is being conducted of l0,015 students who transferred from Illinois two-year colleges to 42 senior institutions in the state in fall 1979. An analysis of the persistence and achievement rates of the transfer students during their second year after transfer (1980-81) revealed: (1) 71% of the Associate in Arts (AA)/Associate in Science (AS) degree recipients, 56% of the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree recipients, and 57% of the students who transferred without a degree completed the spring 1981 term or earned their baccalaureate prior to it; (2) 31% of the AA/AS degree holders, 19% of the AAS degree recipients, and 11% of those without an associate degree earned their baccalaureate by the end of the second year after transfer; (3) the collective grade point average (GPA) for spring 1981 was 3.0l for AA/AS recipients, 2.99 for AAS degree holders, and 2.82 for non-associate degree holders; (4) while GPA's for all three groups were higher at the two-year institution than at the senior institution, GPA's rose each quarter at the transfer institution; (5) of the students who earned their baccalaureate degrees within two years after transfer, 26% obtained degrees in business, 17% in social and behavioral sciences, and 13% in education; and (6) approximately 8% of the transfer students changed majors from one broad program category to another. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Followup Studies, Grade Point Average, Majors (Students), Postsecondary Education, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.