ERIC Number: ED250025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Transfer Education: California Community Colleges.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Drawing from a variety of sources, this paper reviews information on transfer education in the California community colleges. Section I provides a historical review of events surrounding the transfer function and identifies some of the questions about transfer education that have arisen since 1960. Section II presents and analyzes data concerning transfer activity, focusing on trends in the number of community college students transferring to four-year institutions, how and why the number of transfers has changed, how and why the rate of transfer has changed, differences in transfer activity among individual colleges, results of special efforts, and the numbers of reverse transfers and the reasons these students transfer from four-year to two-year institutions. Section III looks at the representation of racial and ethnic minorities among transfer students and recent changes in these statistics. In section IV, the performance of transfer students at the University of California and California State University campuses is analyzed in terms of grades and persistence. Section V provides a summary of findings, indicating: (1) between 60,000 and 70,000 students transferred from community colleges to four-year colleges in 1983-84; (2) rates of transfer were not being accurately measured; and (3) the number and rate of transfer from individual colleges is related to the college's emphasis on baccalaureate courses, the location of the college, and the proportion of minority students enrolled. Statistical data supporting study findings are appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Appendices printed on colored paper; portions of this document contain small print.