ERIC Number: ED251127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Information on Transfer Education.
In response to requests for information on transfer education in California, this report examines the number and rate of transfers from two- to four-year institutions, the ethnicity of transfer students, the academic performance of transfers, and questions remaining to be answered. After a summary of major study findings and background material, the report summarizes data related to the number of transfers; trends and changes in transfer activity over time; the potential for measuring the rate of transfer; differences among individual community colleges; the number, characteristics, and motives for "reverse" transfer; the underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities among transfer students; and the performance of transfer students at four-year colleges. Highlighted findings include: (1) in 1983-84, California community colleges transferred between 60,000 and 70,000 students to four-year institutions: (2) over the past 20 years, the number of transfer students has fluctuated due to factors such as changes in the numbers of high school graduates and college full-time enrollments, transfer admissions requirements of four-year schools, and student financial aid; (3) in fall 1983, 35,600 students transferred from community colleges to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems, while 38,400 UC and CSU students transferred to community colleges; and (4) minority students represented 39.3% of 1981 community college full-time enrollments, and only 27.9% of 1983 transfers. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Research Needs, Reverse Transfer Students, State Surveys, State Universities, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Paper presented at a Meeting of Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Long Beach, CA, October 25-26, 1984). Document contains broken print.