ERIC Number: ED338285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Updated Community College Transfer Student Statistics: Fall 1990 and Full-Year 1989-90. Staff Report Series. Commission Report 91-11.
Knoell, Dorothy M.
The most recent trends in student transfer from the California Community Colleges (CCC) to the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) are reviewed in this four-part report. After part 1 describes the purposes and organization of the report, part 2 provides a review of the current status of transfer and articulation in California. Part 3 presents historical data for CCC students who transferred to CSU and UC from fall 1965 through fall 1990, followed by an analysis of fall-term data by campus since 1981. In addition, part 3 provides data on fall-term transfer students to independent institutions from 1982 through 1989. Finally, part 4 examines statewide and systemwide transfer trends for the major ethnic groups. Major findings of the report include the following: (1) there were 454 fewer new transfers to CSU in fall 1989 than in fall 1982, although there was a 3.7% increase from fall 1989 to fall 1990; (2) each year between 1971-72 and 1977-78, the community colleges sent more than 50,000 new transfer students to CSU campuses; between 1978-79 and 1986-87 the number of new transfers to the CSU declined fairly steadily, reaching a low of 43,666 students in 1986-87 before increasing again over the past 3 years; (3) there were 7,420 new CCC transfers to UC in fall 1990, representing a 44.4% increase over fall 1982, although still less than the 8,193 community college transfers to UC in fall 1973; (4) all major racial/ethnic groups of CCC transfers students showed increases in new enrollments in fall 1990 over fall 1989 at both CSU and UC, except for white students, who showed a decrease in transfers to CSU; and (5) at UC, the smallest percentage gain in new transfers over the past 10 years was found among black students. Data tables are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Minority Groups, Public Colleges, State Universities, Student Behavior, Tables (Data), Transfer Programs, Trend Analysis, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
California Postsecondary Education Commission, Third Floor, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-3985.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.