ERIC Number: ED072780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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A Five-Year Longitudinal Study of City Colleges of Chicago Transfer Students, September 1967-June 1972.
A sample of approximately 40% (725) of City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) students who transferred to either an Illinois public or private senior institution in the Fall of 1967 was studied as to mobility patterns, student characteristics, and senior college performance. In terms of mobility, about 80% of the CCC transfer students went to seven Illinois institutions, and 7 of every 10 students attended public institutions. In relation to student characteristics, the transfer rate of CCC men students is higher than that of women; two of three students in the study were male. The women transfers attended predominantly local teacher training institutions. The curriculum chosen by the students was liberal arts (67%) and business (12%). Only 17% of the students had attained the associate degree prior to transfer; however, 6 of every 10 of the students remained at CCC more than two years following the date of first enrollment. A total of 84% transferred to senior institutions during the same year in which they terminated at CCC. In terms of ability, the transfer population showed more similarity to senior college students than to those in community college. Of the nongraduates, over one-half earned 45 or more hours at CCC prior to transfer, and two-thirds earned all of their college credits. Senior college performance of this group showed a 20% attrition for the first year and 18% for the remaining four years of the study. The graduation rate over the five years was 60%, one-half of the students completing the requirements within two and one-half years after transfer. The study data are provided in 19 tables. (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago City Colleges, IL. Central Offices.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois