ERIC Number: ED096919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Probability of Success of Students Who Transfer to Hofstra.
McDermott, Marie; Lichtenstein, Pauline
The present study shows data on all students (regardless of class status upon entry) who entered Hofstra as transfers from 4-year schools and 2-year schools in 1966 and 1967. For these students, probabilities of persistence are shown as a function of their advanced standing and previous school grade-point average. Success (persistence) is defined in this study as graduated or continuing as of November 1971. Conclusions that can be drawn from the present study are as follows: (1) Students who transferred from both 2-year and 4-year schools in 1966 and 1967 showed a high rate of persistence. (2) It can be expected that the persistence rates for transfer students entering in 1973 will be even higher than from transfer students entering in 1966-67. (3) Both advanced standing and previous school grade-point averages were good predictors of success for 1966-67 transfers. (4) The quality of the students who transferred from 2-year schools was inferior to that of the 4-year school transfers in 1966 and 1967. (5) A larger percentage of transfers were accepted in 1973 (93 percent) than were accepted in 1966 (71 percent) and 1967 (64 percent). (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Center for the Study of Higher Education.