ERIC Number: ED247988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Perceptions and Characteristics of JCCC/KU Transfer and "Native" KU Students, Fall 1983.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.; Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
In fall 1983, a survey was mailed to approximately 1,100 students enrolled at the University of Kansas (KU) who had previously been enrolled at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) to determine their perceptions of their educational experiences at both institutions and to develop a profile of the demographic and academic characteristics of these students. In addition, a second survey was mailed to 1,100 native KU students, matched to the transfer student population by level, to determine if the experiences of the transfer and native students differed. Study findings, based on responses from approximately 300 students in each group, included the following: (1) former JCCC students expressed satisfaction with their community college experiences; (2) transfer students perceived differences between the two institutions in the areas of increased opportunities for social activities/contact and greater difficulty in succeeding in academic courses and obtaining individualized help at KU; (3) both transfer and native students had similar kinds of difficulties during their first semester at KU (getting good academic advising ranked as the major difficulty for both groups); (4) neither group had trouble finding a place to live, keeping in touch with family or friends, making new friends, finding transportation, or adjusting to large classes; and (5) both student groups were similar in terms of their personal characteristics. Survey instruments are appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.; Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.