ERIC Number: ED279374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Transfer Student Follow-Up Report: A Follow-Up of 1979 and 1984 Students Who Transferred from Cuyahoga Community College to Two Area Universities.
Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.
A study was conducted at Cuyahoga Community College (CCC) in Ohio to describe the nature and progress of former CCC students who transferred to Cleveland State University (CSU) and Kent State University (KSU) in 1984. The study tracked students for 3 years, from 1979 to 1982, examining transfer, persistence, and graduation rates. A comparison of the data from a previous study of students who transferred to the universities in 1979 revealed: (1) 429 students transferred to CSU in 1979, compared to 560 students in 1986; (2) between 1979 and 1984, the demographic characteristics of the transfer students changed slightly with the average age of transfer students increasing at both universities; (3) while the proportion of females transfering to CSU increased the proportion transferring to KSU decreased; (4) only 10%-11% of the students had been out of school for more than a year before transferring; (5) the number of student credits accepted by the universities increased since 1979; (6) during the period between 1979 and 1982, 32.4% of the students who transferred to CSU obtained bachelor's degrees; (7) transfer students at both universities showed increasing grade point averages as they progressed at the four-year colleges; and (8) more than 63% of the students at CSU and KSU attended at least three terms. The survey instrument designed to solict transfer students' perceptions of their two-year and four-year college experiences is appended. (EJV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.