ERIC Number: ED261742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Two-Year Comparison of Transfer and Native Student Progress: University of Illinois at Chicago, Fall, 1981 Group. Research Memorandum 85-1.
Anderson, Ernest F.; Campbell, Trudy A.
A study was conducted to compare the academic progress of community college transfers, senior college transfers and continuing sophomores and juniors (natives) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) as measured by mean grade point average (GPA), academic status, and retention through eight terms after transfer. Study findings, based on data on 1,078 community college transfers, 1,289 senior college transfers, and 1,368 natives, included the following: (1) the community college transfer group had the highest pre-transfer GPA; (2) none of the transfer groups equalled or exceeded their pre-transfer GPA the first term; (3) 42% of the community college transfers, 40% of the four-year college transfers, and 78% of the native students had graduated or remained enrolled after eight terms; (4) approximately 25% of the community college transfer group and 21% of the four-year college transfer group left UIC for academic reasons; (5) of the three groups, community college transfers achieved the lowest mean GPA in a majority of 10 subject areas studied; and (6) in comparison to 1973 student patterns, graduation rates 2 years after transfer declined by approximately 50% for community college and four-year college transfers and native graduation rates remained constant. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of School and Coll. Relations.