ERIC Number: ED221248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reverse Transfer Student Study.
After a preliminary study revealed that 21% of all credit students at Santa Ana College (SAC) had previously attended a four-year institution, a further study was conducted to determine the educational interests and matriculation patterns of these reverse transfer students. A sample of 360 reverse transfer students was selected for interviews, representing 40 students from each of 9 categories based on educational attainment (i.e., completion of 60 units or less, or attainment of an associate degree or baccalaureate) and educational objective (i.e., vocational, transfer, or personal interest). Study findings, based on interviews with 67% of the sample, revealed that: (1) 36.7% of the students had previously attended a college located out of the state or outside the country; (2) 7% were simultaneously enrolled at a four-year institution; (3) business was the most popular major, followed by fire technology, electronics, and liberal arts; (4) 41% of the respondents left the four-year college because they had attained the degree they sought, and only 4% left because of academic difficulties; (5) respondents' satisfaction with SAC compared favorably with their satisfaction with the four-year college; and (6) of the transfer types identified, the largest group consisted of those who had completed 60 or more college units and were attending for vocational interest. The second largest group had also completed 60 or more units but were attending for personal interest. The interview schedule is appended. (HB)
Descriptors: Age, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Enrollment Influences, Females, Majors (Students), Males, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Reverse Transfer Students, School Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Ana Coll., CA.