ERIC Number: ED248918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Roxbury Community College Transfer Follow-Up Study.
McCartan, Anne-Marie; Rodriguez, Kyrsis R.
In 1984, a study was conducted to gather information regarding the rates and patterns of student transfer from Roxbury Community College (RCC) to four-year institutions. Information on the 178 students who graduated from RCC in 1981 and 1982 was obtained from the RCC Registrar's office and the four-year institutions in Massachusetts to which student transcripts had been sent. Study findings included the following: (1) 70% of the RCC students received Associate in Arts degrees and took almost 7 semesters to complete the degree, while the 30% of the students who received an Associate in Science degree took an average of 6.2 semesters to graduate; (2) 76% of the students requested that their transcripts be sent to a four-year institution, but only 56% of these students completed the transfer application process; (3) the total acceptance rate of RCC students at public colleges and universities was 91%, while the acceptance rate at private colleges was 88%; (4) 38% of the graduates transferred to a four-year institution; (5) of these, 15% had graduated in 1984 and 49% were still actively pursuing a degree; and (6) 83% of the students who were accepted for transfer began their studies in developmental and/or English as a Second Language courses. Recommendations based on study findings are included in the report. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Roxbury Community Coll., Boston, MA.