ERIC Number: ED308777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
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A Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Transfer Students to and from a Public, Liberal Arts College. AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.
Weeks, Ann A.; Wurster, Carol L.
Six research avenues were used to study transfer students for recruitment and enrollment management purposes: (1) current application, enrollment and program data of transfer students were examined; (2) internal persistence rates of transfer student cohorts were tracked for 6 years; (3) persistence rates of transfer students after 1 year were compared to persistence rates of transfer students in other colleges; (4) transfer student demographic data were analyzed; (5) transfer student satisfaction indices were examined; and (6) the market share of eight regional colleges for two-year college graduates was compared. Results included the following: both persistence and graduation rates of full-time transfer students within the college were more than double the persistence rates of first-time, entering students; distinct differences were noted between transfer students and other students in both demographics and satisfaction; transfer students were more likely to stop-out than drop-out; and their reasons for leaving were more likely to be financial or job-related than dissatisfaction with the institution. Contains 10 references. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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