ERIC Number: ED099022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of Transfer and Native Student Progress at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 1971 Group. Research Memorandum No. 74-9.
Anderson, Ernest F.; Riehl, Natalie S.
Comparison studies were made of the academic progress of junior college transfers, four-year college transfers, and continuous juniors (natives) at the University of Illinois, as measured by mean GPA, academic status, and continued enrollment through the two years after transfer; of the performance after transfer with that before transfer on the basis of mean GPA; and of junior college transfers, four-year college transfers, and continuous juniors in 12 subject matter areas on the basis of mean GPA during the 1971-72 and 1972-73 academic years. The data resulting from the studies led to the following conclusions: (1) junior college transfers and four-year college transfers enter with pretransfer GPA's approximately equivalent to the lower division university GPA's of native juniors; (2) junior college transfers experience a first semester drop of about .40 in GPA below their pretransfer GPA and the four-year college transfers and natives; however, this loss in GPA is regained by the end of the fourth semester; (3) retention of junior college and four-year college transfer groups is approximately equal for the first semester at .94 and .95, respectively; (4) junior college transfers experience more academic difficulty after transfer than do four-year college transfers or natives, as measured by probation and drop rates; (5) the junior college transfer group performed at the "B" level during the fourth semester at the university; (6) native juniors and four-year college transfers achieve equivalent group GPA's; (7) native juniors have higher retention rates than do four-year or junior college transfers; (8) transfer students have higher academic probation and drop rates than native juniors, and junior college transfers have higher probation and drop rates than do four-year college transfers; and (9) junior college transfers consistently achieve at a lower GPA than the other two groups in the 12 subject areas studied; natives and four-year transfers perform about equally. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Dropout Rate, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Persistence, Postsecondary Education, Research Reports, Tables (Data), Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Undergraduate Study, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of School and Coll. Relations.