ERIC Number: ED319420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Academic Performance of PVCC Transfers to Virginia Public Senior Institutions of Higher Education (1988-89).
Head, Ronald B.
Following a 1988-89 legislative mandate that required public four-year colleges and universities in Virginia to report the academic progress of community college transfer students, seven senior institutions submitted data to Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) on the progress of PVCC transfer students. The data provided, however, were inconsistent, with only five of the colleges supplying student-identifiable data and no agreement existing among the colleges as to what exactly constituted a transfer student. According to the submitted data, 131 PVCC students transferred to one of the following senior institutions: James Madison University (JMU); Longwood College (LC); Radford University (RU); Old Dominion University (ODU); the University of Virginia (UV); Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU); and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPISU). Information provided by the colleges revealed the following: (1) PVCC transfer students performed as well as all students at public senior institutions in Virginia; (2) 85% of all transfers enrolled at UV or JMU; (3) the average grade point average (GPA) of PVCC transfers to UV (3.003) was slightly higher than the average GPA of all UV students (2.953); (4) PVCC transfers performed as well as all students at LC, ODU, and RU, but not as well as all students at VCU or VPISU; (5) for all PVCC transfers, the average GPA was 2.745, and over one-third had GPA's between 3.0 and 4.0; and (6) PVCC students transferring 50 or more credits performed slightly better at senior institutions than those transferrring less than 50 credits. (VVC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.