ERIC Number: ED330393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Moving On: A Cooperative Study of Student Transfer. Los Rios Community College District; University of California, Davis; California State University, Sacramento.
Jones, Janis Cox; And Others
In 1991, a longitudinal study was conducted of 1,786 students who had transferred from the Los Rios Community College (LRCC) District to the University of California at Davis (UCD) and to California State University at Sacramento (CSUS) during the 1983-84 academic year. The study examined the preparation, persistence, and performance of these students both before and after transfer. A major focus of the study was to determine whether the completion of remedial courses at the community college was related to student success at the community college level and after transfer. Major findings of the study included the following: (1) of the 165 students who transferred to UCD, only 33% had taken remedial work at LRCC, compared to 48% of the 1,621 students who transferred to CSUS; (2) the majority of students who had taken remedial work at LRCC took fewer than 9 units (1 or 2 courses); (3) transfers to UCD included larger numbers of men, Asians, and students under the age of 25 than did the CSUS transfers; (4) the average community college grade point averages (GPAs) for the UCD transfers was 3.18, compared to 2.95 for the CSUS transfers; (5) 29% of the UCD transfer group had earned an associate's degree from LRCC, as compared with 44% of the CSUS transfers; (6) transfers to UCD earned a higher GPA (2.79) at the senior institution than did transfers to CSUS (2.52); (7) at the time of the study, 81% of the UCD transfers had graduated, compared to 52% of the CSUS transfers; and (8) transfer students at both senior institutions graduated at a higher rate than native students. Extensive data tables are included. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Predictor Variables, Program Effectiveness, Remedial Instruction, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA. Office of Planning and Research.