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ERIC Number: ED239694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Issue of Community College Transfers: Peralta and Statewide.
Peralta Community Coll. District, Oakland, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.
The transfer rates of students in the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) are examined in the context of statewide and local transfer and enrollment rates. After introductory material citing the low transfer rate of California community college (CCC) students to California State Univeristy or University of California Schools (i.e., 2.6% of total fall 1981 enrollment), factors lowering the CCC transfer rate are identified; e.g., changing student goals which cause students to enter employment when they have acquired necessary skills, rather than pursue additional education; statistical compilations which exclude data on transfer to independent and out-of-state institutions; changing student characteristics; and the limited ability of four-year public institutions to handle a substantial increase in community college transfers. Next, the transfer rates of the PCCD colleges are compared with other Bay Area community colleges. The report then examines the transfer rates of various ethnic groups in the PCCD, revealing that fewer Blacks and more Whites transfer than are represented on the district's campuses, while Asians and Hispanics transfer roughly in proportion to their campus representation. Next, trends in PCCD transfer rates are examined for the years 1977 through 1981, indicating a 31% decline in absolute numbers. The concluding section stresses the limited enrollment capacity of four-year institutions in California and the expanded mission of the CCC's as important elements of a current perspective on the transfer function. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peralta Community Coll. District, Oakland, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.