ERIC Number: ED259802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Moving On: A Pilot Study of Student Transfer--California State University, Sacramento, Los Rios Community College District, University of California, Davis.
In 1985, a pilot study was conducted to examine student progress from the community college to the four-year university; the characteristics and completion rates of transfer students; the university academic performance of students who took remedial work at the community college prior to transfer; and the accuracy of community college transfer rate calculations. The study followed 1,182 Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) transfer students to the University of California at Davis (UCD) and California State University at Sacramento, focusing on their patterns of enrollment, characteristics, and academic performance and persistence. Study findings included the following: (1) many students spent more than 2 years at LRCCD before transferring; (2) Asians were over-represented in the transfer population to UCD when compared to their representation in the LRCCD; (3) older transfer students earned higher grade point averages (GPA's) at their transfer institution than younger transfer students; (4) students who took remedial English at LRCCD before transferring had lower GPA's at their transfer institution than those who did not take remedial English; (5) students who took remedial math before transferring had higher transfer GPA's than those who took remedial English; (6) LRCCD transfers continued their education and received degrees in approximately the same proportion as other transfers; (7) methods used by the universities undercounted numbers of transfer students; and (8) the different methods used by the two universities to attribute students to previous schools attended resulted in inconsistent results. (LAL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), Attendance Patterns, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Followup Studies, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Remedial Instruction, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA.