ERIC Number: ED301243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Transfer, Prince George's Community College. Research Brief RB89-4.
Clagett, Craig A.
Each spring, the previous year's graduates of Prince George's Community College (PGCC) are surveyed. These surveys serve as the major source of information about transfer rates and the further educational experiences of PGCC's graduates. The graduate survey conducted in fiscal year 1987 revealed that: (1) 49% of the 521 survey respondents had taken at least one course at another college or university since leaving PGCC; (2) 78% of the students who had transferred were enrolled in programs related to their PGCC studies, and 88% intended to earn a degree at their transfer institution; (3) the most popular transfer school was the University of Maryland's University College; (4) 84% of the respondents said their PGCC preparation for transfer was "very good" or "good"; (5) PGCC's faculty, administrative procedures, and counseling services were rated better than those of the other colleges attended; (6) in 1987, a higher percentage (i.e., 49%) of PGCC graduates transferred to a four-year college or university than in any other year during the 1980s; (7) information systems and computer science graduates transfered at a higher rate than other program graduates; and (8) 75% of the PGCC graduates in the class of 1986 who had planned to transfer succeeded in doing so within a year of their PGCC graduation. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research.