ERIC Number: ED331556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Community College and Transfer: Some Indicators from State Data. Research Report No. 91-05R.
Belcher, Marcia J.; Baldwin, Anne
Designed to facilitate the dissemination of information, particularly within Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC), this report consolidates transfer statistics on Florida's community colleges provided by several state sources. These sources include the annual Articulation Report published by the Division of Community Colleges, the annual State University System (SUS) Factbook published by the Board of Regents, the state-level program review, and a data file produced annually as part of the placement and follow-up process mandated by the state. Selected findings presented in the report include the following: (1) the number of community college transfers increased by almost 25,000 students between fall 1979 and fall 1989, with 17% of the fall 1989 transfers listing M-DCC as the last college they had attended; (2) 58% of the 1988-89 Associate in Arts (A.A.) graduates from M-DCC immediately transferred to the SUS, while 63% of the A.A. graduates systemwide transferred; (3) over 75% of the M-DCC A.A. graduates who immediately continued their schooling in the SUS chose to attend Florida International University; (4) by far, the most popular major for M-DCC transfers was the Business and Management program, selected by 31% of A.A. graduates enrolled in 1988-89; (5) overall, 33% of M-DCC transfers had grade point averages above 3.0, compared to 38.5% of four-year college natives; and (6) during 1989-90, 26% of the upper-division native students graduated, compared to 20% of the community college transfers. The report includes a discussion of the implications of the findings, as well as extensive data tables from which the findings are drawn. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Associate Degrees, College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Followup Studies, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, School Statistics, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Norms, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.