ERIC Number: ED096927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
College Transfer Students in Massachusetts: A Study of 20,000 Transfer Applicants to 48 Massachusetts Colleges and Universities for Fall, 1973.
Beals, Ernest W.
This document presents a study of 20,000 transfer applicants to 48 Massachusetts colleges and universities for fall 1973. Questionnaires and college visitations were used to obtain data. Findings indicated that much transfer articulation activity has taken place in the last three years in Masachusetts, primarily due to the efforts of the State Transfer Articulation Committee, and the Transfer Review Council. Data indicated: (1) 34 percent of all the transfer applications are submitted by students at public community colleges, 32 percent come from students at private 4-year colleges, 20 percent come from students attending public 4-year colleges, 11 percent are submitted by private junior college students, and 3 percent come from students attending other kinds of institutions; (2) Of the 12,480 transfer students who were legal residents of Massachusetts, 22 percent of them were attending colleges outside Massachusetts, and 78 percent were attending colleges within the state; (3) 64 percent of the total pool were legal residents of Massachusetts; 34 percent of the pool were nonresidents; and 2 percent were from foreign countries; (4) By sector, 32 percent were Massachusetts legal residents applying to private colleges; 90 percent to the State College system; 86 percent to the University of Massachusetts system; and 79 percent to other 4-year publics. Additional findings and statistical data are included. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Board of Higher Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts