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ERIC Number: ED246943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
The Academic Performance of Piedmont Virginia Community College Transfer Students at the University of Virginia. Research Report 5-84.
Doherty, Frank J.; Vaughan, George B.
A study was conducted to assess the academic performance of students who transferred from Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) to the University of Virginia (UVA), using information on student application and acceptance rates, test scores, grade point averages (GPA's), and graduation rates. Data supplied by UVA on 291 students who transferred to the university from PVCC between 1978 and 1983 revealed that: (1) 68% of the PVCC students who applied to UVA were accepted; (2) since 1981, the number of PVCC students applying had increased and the percentage accepted had decreased; (3) 20% of the transfers had previously been denied admission to UVA; (4) generally, the GPA's of PVCC transfers compared favorably with those of non-transfer students by the end of the third year of college; (5) approximately 75% of the transfers ultimately graduated from UVA, with the highest graduation rate in the School of Education (89%) and the lowest in the Schools of Architecture and Engineering (50% each); (6) the average grade of those transfer students who did not graduate from UVA was a C+, which indicated that they failed to graduate for reasons other than scholastic performance; and (7) PVCC graduates and students who transferred from PVCC prior to graduation received degrees at UVA at about the same rate. (Author/HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.