ERIC Number: ED296762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Fulfilling the Transfer Mission: A Follow-Up of Miami-Dade Graduates to Upper Division. Research Report No. 87-25.
Belcher, Marcia J.
A study was conducted at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) to determine how many MDCC graduates transfer to the State University System (SUS) or private colleges within Dade County; how many have obtained a bachelor's degree; differences in enrollment and graduation patterns based on ethnicity, gender, MDCC campus attended, year of MDCC graduation, or type of degree received; and trends in four-year college choice. The study population included all MDCC graduates who received an associate degree in 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, or 1984-85, who were matched against SUS files and information from private colleges for fall 1981 through fall 1985. Study findings included the following: (1) after 5 years, about 65% of the associate in arts (AA) graduates had enrolled for upper-division study and close to half of that group had graduated; (2) although the four-year college enrollment rate of the Associate in Science graduates was half that of the AA degree holders, almost one-third had enrolled in upper division; (3) among AA graduates, transfer rates were 50% for Black non-Hispanics, 63% for White non-Hispanics, 73% for Hispanics, 62% for females, and 70% for males; and (4) 80% of the MDCC graduates who enrolled in upper division attended a college in the Miami area. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.