ERIC Number: ED203922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Fall 1978 Transfers from LACC to UCLA: An In-Depth Look.
Gold, Ben K.
The transcripts of 82 Los Angeles City College (LACC) students who transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in Fall 1978 were analyzed to determine: (1) student demographic characteristics; (2) the number of semesters students had completed at LACC; (3) the last high school the students had attended; (4) the collegiate level at which they transferred (i.e., freshman, sophomore, etc.); (5) the UCLA department into which the students transferred; (6) the number of quarter units completed at UCLA by the students through Spring 1980; (7) the grade point averages (GPA's) earned by the students in various UCLA departments; and (8) students' GPA's at UCLA by sex, age, ethnic background, and major. Selected findings reveal that 56.1% of the students were female, approximately 60% belonged to a minority group, and the median age at transfer was 23 years. Most of the students (73%) entered as juniors, and 83% entered UCLA's College of Letters and Sciences. The overall GPA earned by the students through Spring 1980 was 2.87; 42% earned a "B" or above, and only 8% earned below a "C" average. On the average, females earned higher grades than males; older students performed better than younger ones; and Whites and Hispanics achieved higher GPA's than Asians or Blacks. The study report details findings on a series of tables. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Age, Asian Americans, Black Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Females, Grade Point Average, Hispanic Americans, Majors (Students), Males, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.