ERIC Number: ED244707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Academic Performance of Howard Community College Students in Transfer Institutions: Preliminary Findings. Research Report Number 37.
Radcliffe, Susan K.
A study was conducted at Howard Community College (HCC) to determine the performance of HCC students at transfer institutions. Four factors related to transfer success were examined: earning an associate degree at HCC; enrolling in a community college transfer program; length of time spent at HCC; and academic preparation and achievement at the time of community college entry. Data provided by the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, the Maryland State College Information Center, and state colleges and universities revealed: (1) increasing numbers of students were transferring from HCC to Maryland public four-year institutions, despite the fact that the number of community college transfer students throughout the state had decreased; (2) at the University of Maryland, HCC transfer students as a group, examined over a period of years, performed almost as well as the overall student population; (3) HCC graduates were more academically successful than non-graduates at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP); (4) students transferring to UMCP with 50 or more credits from HCC were more successful than those who transferred with fewer credits; and (5) the highest grade point averages for HCC students were found at the University of Baltimore. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. Office of Research and Planning.