ERIC Number: ED242356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Update of Community College Transfer Student Statistics, Fall 1983. Commission Report 84-10.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Since 1978, annual studies have been conducted of the flow of transfer students from the California community colleges to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU). The studies have focused on trends in the numbers of transfers and the ethnicity, majors, and age of transfer students. Findings from the study of fall 1983 transfers, contrasted with findings from previous years, indicated: (1) more students transferred from the California community colleges to the UC and CSU in fall 1983 than in fall 1982, but the number enrolling in each segment was less than the number who transferred each fall term between 1970 and 1980; (2) for the UC system, the fall 1983 increase was 3.3%, while the increase for the CSU system was 1.5%; (3) significant increases in transfers were found for 30% of the community college districts between fall 1982 and 1983; (4) for men transferring to the UC, engineering and liberal/general studies were the two fields in which the largest numbers had majors, while at the CSU, business and management majors ranked first among transfers of both sexes; (5) numbers and percentages of Asians, Black, and Chicano transfers increased between 1980 and 1983 at the UC, with Asians experiencing the largest increase; (6) among fall 1983 UC transfers, the ratio of men to women was 52 to 48 for all ethnic groups combined; and (7) CSU transfer students were generally older than UC transfers. Extensive data tables are appended. (Author/LAL)
Descriptors: Age, Asian Americans, Black Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Females, Majors (Students), Males, Mexican Americans, Postsecondary Education, State Colleges, State Surveys, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.