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ERIC Number: ED160146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-15
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Statewide Follow-Up Study of Students Who Transfer from Illinois Public Community Colleges to Illinois Four-Year Colleges and Universities. Fall 1973 Transfer Students Followed Through Spring 1976.
Moughamian, Henry; And Others
A three-year longitudinal study was conducted to examine the pre-transfer characteristics, mobility, achievement, and persistence of the 10,504 students who transferred during Fall 1973 from Illinois public community colleges to Illinois four-year colleges and universities. Findings showed that students tended to transfer to nearby state universities, 86.4% of which were public institutions. An analysis of students' pre-transfer characteristics revealed that 4,128 (40.7%) had completed the associate degree, while 2,206 (21.7%) were freshman at transfer. At the end of the first year after transfer, 88% of those students whose status was reported were still enrolled at the 24 participating senior universities. Two years after transfer, 82.1% had either graduated or were still pursuing the baccalaureate degree; as of Spring 1976, this figure was 73.2%. Grade point average (GPA) of the transfer students revealed satisfactory progress. After one year, the average was 2.64; at the end of the second year, it was 2.8, similar to the pre-transfer GPA of these students. Tables outline the transfer data and appendices contain survey instruments and student sample data. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois