ERIC Number: ED260754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of California Community College Transfer Students at the University of California.
Baratta, Frank S.; Apodaca, Ed C.
Because of the declining number of transfer students from California's community colleges to its four-year institutions, the University of California (UC) initiated a study to gather current information on community college transfer students at UC. The study focused on trends in community college transfers between 1965 and 1983; origins of transfers; characteristics and academic preparation of transfer students; and the academic performance of transfer students during their first year after transfer. The study found: (1) there was a 42% decline in the number of transfers from 1973 to 1981, a trend which began to reverse itself in 1982; (2) of the 29,651 new undergraduates at UC in fall 1983, 26.9% entered as advanced standing students and 66.6% of these were from community colleges; (3) 18% of the community college campuses in the state sent 52.6% of the transfer students to UC, with the other 82% sending less than 100 students each to UC; (4) entering grade-point averages (GPA's) of minorities ranged from 2.95 (Blacks) to 3.21 (Pilipinos); (5) approximately 80% of the transfer students were under 25 years of age, 52% were males, and 73% were White; and (6) fall 1982 community college transfer students achieved a first-year GPA of 2.73. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Office of the President.
Identifiers - Location: California