ERIC Number: ED243541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Black and Latino Transfer Barriers at City College of San Francisco: A Pilot Study.
Alvarez, Ana Isabel; And Others
Prompted by concern over the low transfer rates of Black and Latino two-year college students in California, a study was conducted at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) to examine the influence that student and institutional characteristics have on the access of CCSF's Black and Latino students to four-year colleges. Questionnaires were distributed to 620 Black and Latino students, requesting information on sociodemographic characteristics; educational goals, attitudes, and experiences; cultural values; family structure and values; sex role values; personal characteristics; social network involvement; beliefs about transfer; and moods. Study findings, based on responses from 63 Latino and 66 Black full-time students, included the following: (1) 79% of the respondents planned to transfer; (2) 54% identified transfer as their educational goal, compared to 47% of the overall CCSF student body; however, only 20.7% had a favorable attitude toward the transfer process; (3) more than 60% perceived lack of money as the most serious barrier to transferring; and (4) over half of the respondents planning to transfer identified lack of information, the complexity and the cost of transferring, lack of financial assistance, job responsibilities, and lack of teacher encouragement as problems related to transfer. The survey instrument is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.