ERIC Number: ED326267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Articulation, Fall 1989.
Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.
This articulation report on the Florida State University System (SUS) provides descriptive statistics on students who were enrolled in one of Florida's 28 public community colleges prior to enrolling in their respective universities. Following an overview of articulation in Florida, a series of 15 tables are provided, presenting information on students' sex, race, age, date of entry into the university, hours of credit transferred, and hours of credit earned at the university; the SUS enrollment rate of former community college students; grade point averages (GPA's); student majors; and the performance of associate in arts graduates at SUS. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) in fall 1989, 59,294 former community college students were enrolled in the SUS, an increase of over 17% from 1987; (2) in 1989, female students comprised 56% of total transfers at SUS; (3) between 1987 and 1989, the percentage of white transfers decreased by 1.0% while the percentage of minority students increased slightly; (4) in 1989, 71.1% of the transfer students were in their first, second, or third year in the SUS, an increase from 71.1% in 1988 and 70.0% in 1987; (5) 82.3% of the students transferred 60 semester hours or more to the SUS; (6) 67.1% of the transfer students earned a GPA of 2.50 or better while enrolled in the SUS, an increase from 64.2% in 1987; and (7) the GPA of community college students very closely paralleled that of native SUS students. Lists of community college and university presidents and articulation officers are included. (JMC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Majors (Students), School Statistics, State Surveys, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.