ERIC Number: ED309830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: 0
Enrollment and Graduation Patterns of Undergraduates Transferring to UC Davis: 1974-1986.
Yaklin, Bernard P.
In 1987, a study was conducted of the characteristics and graduation rates of students who transferred to the University of California, Davis (UCD), between fall 1974 and spring 1986. The study included all undergraduates who enrolled at UCD with advanced standing, focusing on their academic level at entry, previously attended college, and ethnicity. Major findings of the study included the following: (1) between 1974-75 and 1985-86, the number and percent of transfer students declined from 2,452 students, or 53% of all new UCD students, to 1,466, or 35% of all new students; (2) most of this decline was accounted for by a 51% drop in the number of junior-level transfers; (3) the number of minority transfers increased by 17% from 1974-75 to 1985-86, though underrepresented minority groups (i.e., American Indians, Blacks, Chicanos, Filipinos, and Latinos) increased by less than 7%; (4) 53% of the 1980-81 transfers and 61% of the 1985-86 transfers had attended a California community college; (5) 69% of the transfer students entering UCD between 1974-75 and 1985-86 earned degrees, though the graduation rate of minority transfers was consistently lower than that of majority transfers; (6) students who transferred to UCD as juniors graduated at a higher rate than students who transferred as sophomores; and (7) 63% of the students who entered UCD in 1974-75 as juniors earned degrees in six or fewer quarters; while only 48% of those who entered in 1981-82 attained degrees in this length of time. Enrollment and graduation data are appended. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Office of Student Affairs Research and Information.