ERIC Number: ED262846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Students Moving from the Community Colleges to the Public Universities in the State of Kansas: An Initial Statewide Study.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
In December of 1983, the Kansas Council of Community College Presidents commissioned a study of former Kansas community college students enrolled in the Kansas Regents Universities. The study was conducted in three parts focusing on the number and characteristics of students moving from Kansas community colleges to state universities; how these students evaluated their experiences at both institutions; the problems they encountered; and their academic performance at the state universities, particularly in comparison to "native" university students. The results showed that: (1) in fall 1983, over 10,000 former community college students were enrolled in the state universities, constituting over 17% of the undergraduate enrollment; (2) most characteristics of the transfer students did not change appreciably between 1979 and 1984, though more recent transfers completed fewer hours at the community college before transferring; (3) overall, students were satisfied with their experiences at both institutions; (4) students did not report major difficulties in transferring, suffering only small losses in credit hours; and (5) "native" university students persisted and graduated at a higher rate than their community college counterparts. The study report includes a lengthy discussion on the limitations of the data and the paradoxical nature of certain findings, along with an agenda for future research. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas Council of Community Coll. Presidents.; Council of Chief Academic Officers of the Kansas Regents Universities.
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.