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ERIC Number: ED300075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
PGCC Transfer Students at Maryland Colleges and Universities. Research Brief 89-2.
Clagett, Craig A.
A study was conducted at Prince George's Community College (PGCC) to monitor the number of transferring students and their progress at the senior institutions. The automated data collection systems of the Maryland Higher Education Commission made it possible to track student transfers among Maryland colleges and universities, and the College Park and Baltimore County campuses of the University of Maryland provided information on the academic standing of former PGCC students. Study findings concerning the fall 1987 status of students who had attended PGCC in fall 1986 included the following: (1) 41% of the students were still attending PGCC, 8% had transferred to a four-year institution, and 1% had transferred to another community college; (2) 64% of the full-time PGCC students, and 44% of the part-time students were still participating in higher education in fall 1987; (3) black students were less likely than white students to transfer to a four-year institution (4% versus 10%); (4) of the 1,181 students enrolled at the University of Maryland's College Park (UMCP) campus in fall 1987, 84% were in good academic standing, 9% had received unsatisfactory performance warnings, and 7% were dismissed at the end of the semester; (5) the mean cumulative grade point average for PGCC transfers at UMCP was 2.48, somewhat below the 2.54 average for all Maryland community college transfers attending the university; and (6) during the 1980s the number of PGCC students transferring to state four-year colleges and universities increased 7.5%. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research.