ERIC Number: ED315133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer Study Data.
Longitudinal data are presented relating to Bakersfield College (BC) students who transferred to public four-year colleges and universities. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) first-time transfers from BC to the California State University and College (CSUC) system increased by 19.4% from fall 1987 to fall 1988, the highest since the inception of the transfer study; (2) total numbers to transfer to Cal-State Bakersfield (CSB) increased from 243 to 295, the highest since 1975; (3) first-time transfers to the University of California (UC) system decreased from 27 to 19 from fall 1987 to fall 1988, the lowest since the inception of the transfer study; (4) a greater percentage of female students than male students were transferring; (5) though CSU figures represented a slight increase in percentages of minorities to transfer, particularly of Hispanics, in comparison to the BC student percentages, more White and Asian students, and fewer Black and Hispanic students transferred; (6) the most popular majors at CSB were business and liberal studies, while the primary majors at Cal-State Fresno (CSF) were agriculture, business, engineering, and industrial arts; and (7) 47.4% of students who transferred to CSB in fall 1988 achieved a grade point average of 3.0 to 4.0, the highest since 1972. Sixteen data tables are attached. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, State Colleges, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.