ERIC Number: ED261733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-18
Bakersfield College Transfer Study Data.
Data relating to the characteristics and performance of Bakersfield College (BC) students who transferred to public four-year colleges and universities in California were gathered from the transfer institutions and analyzed. Study findings included the following: (1) first-time transfers from BC to the California State University and College (CSUC) system increased by 9.5% from fall 1983 to fall 1984; (2) first-time transfers to the University of California system decreased from 28 to 25; (3) total numbers of BC transfers attending state colleges increased; (4) in relationship to their proportion in the BC student body, more White and Asian students transferred, and fewer Hispanic, Black and other non-Whites transferred; (5) the two most popular majors among the transfer students were Business and Agriculture; (6) among students transferring to CSU Bakersfield, the number of Business majors rose from 136 in 1972-73 to 226 in 1984-85, while the number of Sociology majors dropped from 136 to 15; (7) since 1974, the percentage of students transferring to CSU Bakersfield to receive a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to 4.0 remained between 40% and 43%; (8) 36.4% of the BC students transferring to CSU Fresno made GPA's between 3.0 to 4.0 during fall term; and (9) 72.5% of the BC transfers entering the CSUC system in fall 1983 returned in fall 1984. The bulk of the report consists of tables showing trends in characteristics and performance data. (LAL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Trends, Grade Point Average, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, State Colleges, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.