ERIC Number: ED026989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Follow-Up Studies of Bronx Community College Graduates.
Bronx Community Coll., NY.
This study compares two groups--Bronx Community College graduates who went, as juniors, to City College of New York and to Hunter (Bronx) in September 1965 and 60 native juniors at the same two upper-division colleges. At CCNY there was a slight difference in graduation rate between transfers and natives; at Hunter (Bronx), there was none. Of the transfers, 72% lost no credits; 21% lost up to four credits; only three students lost 10 or more credits. The comparison of academic performance takes into account initial differences in academic readiness between the natives and the transfers on entry into their respective freshman classes. (The native students were a random sample of those who had had a high school average below 85%, to make them comparable to the transfer group.) On entry into the junior year, relative progress seems somewhat better for the natives than for the transfers; this, however, should be interpreted cautiously, as several dissimilarities were not taken into account. The analysis suggests that students entering Bronx Community College with the same high school average as those entering CCNY as freshmen can be expected to earn about the same final 2-year indices as the native CCNY students. This expectation is even clearer in the case of the Hunter (Bronx) students. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York