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ERIC Number: ED023383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 15
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A Comparison of Selected Transfer Students with a Matched Population of Native Students.
Hartman, Eugene L.
At the end of their junior year, in three colleges of the University of Missouri, junior college transfers were compared with native students, using as criteria (1) size of high school graduating class, (2) high school rank, (3) sex, (4) age at college entrance, and (5) the college of the University chosen for the junior year. The colleges were (1) Arts and Science, (2) Education, and (3) Business and Public Administration. The transfers came from two large urban junior colleges, two small rural colleges, one church-affiliated and one non-sectarian private college. It was hypothesized that there was no significant difference in grade point average between transfers and natives when paired individually by the five criteria or by the sending institution. Findings included (1) a significant difference in GAP in the College of Education for both semesters and in Arts and Science for the first semester, but in Business and Public Administration for neither semester, (2) the GPA of the rural transfers equalled that of the natives, (3) those from private colleges had lower GPA's for both semesters, and (4) those from urban colleges had lower GPA's for the first semester but equalled the natives in the second term. Private school transfers had more difficulty than those from rural or urban colleges. The cause of this transition problem appears to deserve study. Rural students had no transition problem; urban students adjusted after one semester. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri