ERIC Number: ED097934
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The Academic Performance of Missouri Junior College Transfer Students at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Missouri Univ., Columbia.
To ascertain the academic performance of Missouri junior college transfer students at the University of Missouri-Columbia, two student populations were compared. The first population was 383 junior-college students who transferred to the University of Missouri-Columbia for the fall 1971 semester. Students (278) who transferred to the university from Missouri four-year colleges for the fall 1971 semester comprised the second population. The two populations were compared on academic entry patterns, persistence, and academic performance (GPA and attrition) from the time of the students' enrollment through the 1973 winter semester. The data were analyzed by statistical techniques. The study data, which are tabulated, show: (1) 80.68 percent of the junior college sample enrolled in the College of Administration and Public Affairs, College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Science, and College of Education; 85.24 percent of the four-year sample entolled in the College of Arts and Science, College of Education, College of Agriculture, and College of Home Economics; (2) 40.20 percent of the junior-college sample failed to continue their enrollment even though they were academically eligible; (3) 24.02 percent of the junior-college sample were suspended or dismissed for academic reasons; (4) on honor-roll eligibility, there were significant differences between the two samples for the 1971 fall and 1972 winter semesters; there were no significant differences between the two samples for the 1972 fall and 1973 winter semesters; (5) a higher percentage of the junior-college sample completed graduation requirements than the four-year sample did; and (6) there was a significant difference between the 1971-72 cumulative grade point averages of the two groups, but there was no significant difference between the 1972-73 cumulative grade point averages. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, College Transfer Students, Comparative Analysis, Dropout Rate, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Persistence, Postsecondary Education, Research Reports, Statistical Data, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Universities
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri