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ERIC Number: ED129368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Student Transfers from Pennsylvania Community Colleges.
This document reports the results of an annual study of Pennsylvania community college transfer students and compares the results to those of previous studies. Data for the present study were obtained from those four-year institutions which received transfer students during the summer and fall of 1975. Results indicated that transfers totalled 4,278, up from 4,001 the previous year. State-related institutions received the most transfers, although 13% less than the previous year. A 23% increase was noted in state-owned institutions, while the private sector had an increase of 38%. Overall, in the five years the community college transfer data has been analyzed, the number of transfers has almost doubled. Yet, the impact of the expanding network of community colleges accounts for only one-fourth of the total interinstitutional student migration in Pennsylvania higher education. Recommendations made as a result of the study were: (1) a reporting system between transmitting and receiving institutions should be arranged in order that community colleges can follow their graduates to identify and resolve articulation difficulties; (2) information on reasons for student choice of institutions should be obtained for planning purposes; and (3) a future study should focus on articulation difficulties associated with the type of degree awarded. Tables of data are appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania