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ERIC Number: ED225632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
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Degree Completion at British Columbia's Universities.
Dennison, John D.; And Others
A study was conducted at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Victoria (UV) to assess the academic performance of community college and technical institute transfer students in terms of baccalaureate degree attainment, time taken to complete the degree, rate of withdrawal, and final academic standing at the time the degree was awarded. The study involved all students enrolling between 1973 and 1978 at UV (N=15,303) or UBC (N=37,564) either as direct entry students (i.e., those enrolling directly from secondary school) or college transfer students. A subgroup of continuing direct entry students (i.e., those who had successfully completed their first year at the universities) were identified for purposes of comparison with the college transfer students. Study findings included the following: (1) at UBC, the percentage of transfers ranged between 20% and 25% of the total college population between 1973 and 1979; while at UV, the range was between 15% and 20%; (2) at UBC, direct entry students' withdrawal rates during their first year of attendance ranged between 21% and 29.8% during the study period; while at UV, comparable figures ranged from 32.6% to 46.6%; and (3) at UBC, the graduation and persistence rates for continuing direct entry students were consistently higher than for the transfer students; while at UV, the differences between college transfer and continuing direct entry students varied by cohort. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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