ERIC Number: ED165849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Success of Transfer Students in Pennsylvania.
As part of a study of the success of tranfer students as measured by their grade point averages (GPA's), questionnaires were sent to most postsecondary institutions in Pennsylvania. Of the 110 four-year institutions surveyed, 56 (51%) supplied usable data. They reported 2,441 transfers from Pennsylvania community colleges. Of the 2,000 students who remained at their transfer institution for the academic year, 236 (12%) raised their GPA's by more than .5, 701 (35%) dropped their GPA's by more than .5, and 7,063 (53%) maintained their GPA's within .5. Of the 14 community colleges surveyed, only four provided usable data. They reported 523 transfers from four-year institutions; 405 from Pennsylvania and 118 from out-of-state. The GPA's of 287 (55%) of these students increased by more than .5; decreases of more than .5 were seen in the GPA's of 50 (10%) of the students; and 186 (35%) students maintained approximately the same GPA. When statistics from 1976 were compared with those from 1974 and 1975, it was found that transfer students were selecting private institutions at an increasing rate and that the number of students transferring from four-year to two-year institutions had tripled. State-related, state-owned, private state-aided, and private four-year institutions were examined as sub-groups in the study, and information for each college surveyed and reasons for substantial variance in their findings are included in the study report. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Information Systems.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania