ERIC Number: ED269076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Followup Study of Transfer Students from C.O.S. to California State University, Fresno, & California Poly-Technic State University, San Luis Obispo, Fall 1984.
A study was conducted at College of the Sequoias (COS) to assess the academic success of students transferring to California State University, Fresno (Fresno State), and California Poly-Technic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal-Poly). The study focused on the number of units completed at COS, grade point average (GPA) at COS, COS units accepted at the transfer institution, present class level, units completed at the transfer institution, transfer GPA, and student major. Study findings, based on data on 65 Fresno State students and 14 Cal-Poly students, included the following: (1) Cal-Poly accepted 93%-94% of all courses taken at COS, while Fresno State accepted 85%-90%; (2) overall, the GPA of COS students dropped somewhere from .3 to .5 grade points after transferring; (3) students experienced a larger drop in GPA at Cal-Poly than at Fresno State; and (4) students transferring to the Social Science Department at Fresno State experienced a slight increase in GPA. The bulk of the study report consists of data tables and graphs illustrating data on the transfer students. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA. Office of Institutional Research.
Note: Tables contain small print.