ERIC Number: ED294625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov-9
Reference Count: N/A
Bakersfield College Transfer Study Data.
Scott, David C.
Data provided by the University of California (UC) and California State University and Colleges (CSUC) were analyzed to identify enrollment trends and assess academic performance among transfer students from Bakersfield College. Study findings included the following: (1) first-time transfers from Bakersfield College to CSUC decreased from 391 in fall 1985 to 360 in fall 1986, while transfers to UC increased from 27 to 32 during the same period; (2) statewide, 27,761 community college students transferred to the 19 CSUC campuses, the lowest number since 1968; (3) females made up 62.9% of the transfers to CSU Bakersfield, but only 30.9% of the transfers to CSU Fresno; (4) in comparison to the Bakersfield College student population as a whole, White, Asian, and Filipino students were overrepresented among transfers to CSUC, while Black and Hispanic students were underrepresented; (5) the two most popular majors for transfer students at CSUC were Business and Agriculture; (6) of the fall 1986 transfer students to CSU Bakersfield, 44.4% earned a grade point average higher than 3.0; and (7) of the 325 Bakersfield College students who transferred in fall 1986, 78.2% re-enrolled in spring 1987. The bulk of the report consists of tables looking at trends since 1972 in the characteristics, majors, and academic performance of Bakersfield College transfer students. (MDB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.