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A Study of Some Pertinent Characteristics of Transfer Students from Washington State Community-Junior Colleges to Washington State University Who Were Above the Median Age for That Population.
Fahrer, Robert F.
Of 909 former Washington community-junior college students above the age of 22 enrolled at Washington State University (WSU) during the spring semester of 1972-73, 215 (23 percent) were randomly selected as the sample population for a study of the following: (1) basic student information; (2) previous institutions attended/hours transferred to WSU; (3) academic major and achievement; (4) place of residence; and (5) financial aid recipiency. An evaluation of records held by the Registrar, Admissions Officer, and the Vice President for Student Affairs at WSU indicated that 81.4 percent of the sample were male; 21.4 percent were married; 60 percent transferred with less than 60 credit hours (average=51); an average of 1.4 institutions had been attended prior to arriving at WSU; only 15.3 percent sought degrees of careers which were not of a practical nature; the average GPA was 2.7 at the time of transfer and 2.5 after one semester at WSU; 23.8 percent of the unmarried students lived in campus residence halls and 4.6 percent lived in fraternities or sororities; and 23.3 percent received financial assistance. Because transfer students will provide a predictable source of student enrollment increase in these days of otherwise stable enrollments, universities should do more to provide for their needs. (DC)
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Identifiers - Location: Washington