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ERIC Number: ED105927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of University Graduates Who Were Community College Transfers.
Lunneborg, Clifford E.; Lunneborg, Patricia W.
The 1,514 students graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Washington (UW) in June 1974 were asked to complete a survey of student characteristics, opinions of educational experience at UW, and future plans. The response group of 895 (59 percent of the total) consisted of 43 percent "natives" (entered UW directly from high school), 30 percent transfers from other four-year institutions (senior college transfers), and 27 percent community college transfers. Community college transfers were heavily concentrated in the social science area when compared to the other groups, and, like their senior college transfer classmates, were represented far less in the natural sciences than the UW "natives." Community college transfers rated student-faculty interaction as the area in their department needing the most improvement, and evidenced other feelings of isolation on campus. The most striking difference between community college transfers and other graduates was in respect to future plans; only 27 percent of the community college transfers anticipated going on to graduate school compared to 41 percent of the "natives" and 38 percent of the senior college transfers. Fewer had developed definite career plans, and a significantly greater number expected to obtain employment not leading to a career. (AH)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Career Choice, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Majors (Students), Postsecondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.