ERIC Number: ED223293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Survey of Former SAC Students Who Transferred to a Four Year College.
Slark, Julie; Bateman, Harold
In 1982, a follow-up study was conducted of Santa Ana College (SAC) graduates who had transferred to and were currently attending four neighboring four-year colleges: California State University, Fullerton; California State University, Long Beach; California Polytechnic University; and the University of California, Irvine. Surveys were mailed to 1,118 SAC graduates, soliciting information on their reason for attending SAC, their awareness and evaluation of student services, transfer of SAC credits, their assessment of their preparation for upper-division work, and their impressions of student life at SAC. Additionally, demographic and performance data were collected from SAC records. Study findings, based on a 46% response rate, included the following: (1) 62% of the respondents were between the ages of 20 and 29 and 17% were in their 30s; (2) 51% of the respondents had completed more than 60 units at SAC; (3) 31% had grade point averages (GPA's) between 2.6 and 3.0, and 32% had GPA's over 3.0; (4) most respondents had attended SAC primarily because it was close to home and inexpensive; (5) most respondents rated SAC's student services as average or better, with the library receiving the highest evaluations; and (6) 61% felt that they were prepared at SAC for academic work at their four-year college. The study report breaks down findings according to survey questions and includes student comments on their academic preparation and SAC student life. (KL)
Descriptors: College Credits, College Environment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Personnel Services
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Ana Coll., CA. Institutional Research Office.