ERIC Number: ED256388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Facts about Former CCP Student Achievement at Transfer Schools. Institutional Report #30.
Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.
A study was conducted to obtain information on the transfer outcomes of Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) students who transferred to another Philadelphia-area college or university. The study sought information on the grade point average (GPA), credit hours taken, graduation status, and other measures of student persistence for 252 former CCP students who matriculated at 24 transfer institutions. Study findings indicated: (1) 41% of the transfer students had graduated from programs at CCP; (2) the average cumulative GPA for transfer students at CCP was 2.9; (3) an average of 88% of CCP-earned credits transferred into the programs at the receiving institutions; (4) the average number of credits earned per student at the transfer school was 25; (5) the average ratio of credits earned to credits attempted at the transfer school was 95%; (6) the transfer students experienced an average drop of 0.7 points in GPA between CCP and the transfer institution; and (7) only 7% of the students transferred into programs that were obviously different from their CCP program of study. The report includes information on transfer activity at each of of the 24 responding transfer institutions, including numbers of students transferring into particular departments, the programs of study taken by the transfer students at CCP, the numbers of students experiencing academic difficulties, and the CCP courses that did not transfer. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Academic Persistence, Articulation (Education), College Credits, College Transfer Students, Colleges, Community Colleges, Followup Studies, Grade Point Average, Majors (Students), Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Transfer Policy, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.