ERIC Number: ED366365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Students Moving from the Community Colleges to the Regents Institutions in the State of Kansas: A Second Statewide Study.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
In 1992, a study was conducted to determine the number and characteristics of Kansas students transferring from the state's community colleges to one of the state universities; the comparative academic performance, graduation, and persistence rates of community college transfers and their native university counterparts; and the relationship of these data to information collected in a similar study conducted in 1985. The 1985 study found increasing numbers of transfer students from 1979 through 1983, unchanging student characteristics, high satisfaction rates at both types of institution, and higher attrition rates for community college students. In the 1992 study, student databases at the state universities were examined and interviews were conducted of former community college students enrolled in state universities in the 1985-86 academic year. Results of the study included the following: (1) the trend of increasing enrollments of community college transfers was confirmed, although the rate of increase was not as dramatic as that found in the original study; (2) student characteristics (i.e., age, test scores, grade point averages) were generally the same as in the first study; (3) the academic performance of community college students in their first semester was found to be lower than that of native university students; (4) transfers persisted at substantially lower rates than native university students, confirming findings from the first study; and (5) from interviews of 33 former community college students, 70% reported difficulties with academic studies, while 73% felt that they were prepared for the university. Research specifications, definitions of terms, and the survey instruments are appended. (ECC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
Note: For the initial 1985 study, see ED 262 846.