ERIC Number: ED261743
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 Urbana-Champaign, Fall, 1982 Group. Research Memorandum 85-2.
Anderson, Ernest F.; Campbell, Trudy A.
A study was conducted to compare the academic progress of community college transfers, senior college transfers, and continuing juniors (natives) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as measured by UIUC grade point average (GPA), academic status, and retention. Study findings, based on data on 762 community college transfers, 574 senior college transfers, and 4,681 native students for fall 1982 through spring 1984, included the following: (1) the community college group had the highest pre-transfer GPA; (2) neither transfer group equalled or exceeded their pre-transfer GPA; (3) 80% of the transfers completed the first year and re-enrolled, compared to 88% of the natives; (4) 38% of the community college transfers, 45% of the senior college transfers, and 71% of the natives graduated; (5) 14% of the community college transfers and 9% of the senior college transfers left UIUC for academic reasons; (6) 9% of the community college transfers and 5% of the senior college transfers were dropped and did not re-enter; (7) community college transfers achieved a lower mean GPA than the other groups; (8) there had been a steady increase in community college pre-transfer GPA's; (9) retention rates of four-year college transfers were consistently higher than those of community college transfers; and (10) the 38% graduation rate of community college transfers was slightly lower than rates for this group over the previous two years. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of School and Coll. Relations.