ERIC Number: ED169979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-21
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Transfer Data of Former Harper Students at Senior Institutions. Volume IX, No. 18.
William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL.
Data supplied by four-year Illinois colleges to which Harper College students transferred were used to evaluate the progress of Harper students and compare their progress with that of transfer students from other colleges and of native students. In a 1973 study of transfer students, Harper transfers accumulated a 2.86 grade point average (GPA) compared to a 2.80 average for all community college transfers, thus, ranking 17th among the 38 community college districts. More recent data showed that Harper transfers performed better than all other transfers at two colleges and about the same at four institutions. In addition, Harper transfers performed better than native students at two colleges, though in all other cases transfers had a lower GPA than four-year college transfers and native students. In terms of persistence, Harper transfer students lasted much longer than their peers from other community colleges--after three years, 50% of the students transferring from Harper in 1973 graduated. There was considerable variation in how Harper students performed in various disciplines. In comparison to other community college transfers, they seemed to perform best in Business Administration and Social Sciences. Though the majority of Harper students were female, the majority of transfer students were male. Whether Harper students entered the senior institution as freshmen, sophomores, or juniors varied widely by institution. Data tables are included. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL.