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ERIC Number: ED248925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Pages: 244
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Assessment, Historical Perspective, and Prediction of the Academic Performance at Senior Institutions of Transfer Students from a Multi-Campus Community College District.
Young, Frank Howard
A study was conducted to assess the academic performance of San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCD) students after transfer to a University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campus; to compare study results with previous research on College of San Mateo transfer students; and to determine the variables most predictive of academic success at a four-year institution. The study sample of 3,139 SMCCD students was drawn from students who transferred to a UC or CSU campus between fall 1974 and spring 1980. Study findings, based on data obtained from academic performance reports, included the following: (1) the CSU cumulative grade point averages (GPA's) earned by SMCCD transfers were essentially equivalent to those of all CSU undergraduates and all community college transfer students; (2) the CSU 3-year transfer rate of SMCCD transfers was significantly higher than the 5-year graduation rate of CSU freshmen and the 3-year graduation rate of all community college transfers; (3) SMCCD transfers to the UC system experienced some sort of transfer shock as evidenced by a first-year post-transfer drop in GPA of approximately .40 grade points; (4) GPA and graduation rates of SMCCD transfers to UC were higher than those attained by transfers to CSU; and (5) studies conducted since 1932 indicated that the large majority of SMCCD transfers were academically successful after transfer. (LAL)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Historical Materials; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; San Mateo County Community College District CA
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California