ERIC Number: ED368430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
First-Time Freshmen Four-Year Transfer Rates: Gainesville College to University System Senior Colleges and Universities, Fall 1988 to Fall 1992.
A longitudinal study followed self-declared transfer students from time of entry at Gainesville College (GC) in fall 1988 through fall 1992, focusing on 4-year transfer rates to the University System of Georgia. Separate transfer rates were calculated for students who earned associate degrees from GC and for business administration majors, and students transferring to private and out-of-state institutions were excluded. Many GC students were in the high-risk category with respect to student persistence and transfer, as evidenced by the following student body characteristics: (1) a significant number of students attended GC part-time and worked while attending college; (2) in fall 1988, 33% of GC students were 22 or older, almost 20% were married, and many had young children; (3) a relatively large number of students entered GC without having taken the prescribed college preparatory curriculum (CPC) in high school, with 45% of the students entering with one or more CPC deficiencies in English, math, science, social science or foreign language; (4) one out of two students was placed in remedial courses; (5) many students were the first in their family to attend college; and (6) over 80% of the transfer students transferred to one of three senior colleges within commuting distance of GC. The transfer rate for all transfer majors was 35.7%; for students earning associate degrees, 74.5%; for business majors, 37.6%, for business majors with associate degrees, 81.6%. Transfer rates increased to 86.5% if calculated for associate degree transfers who earned 60 or more academic credits, and earned a "C" or better in Accounting II, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Gainesville Coll., GA. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.