ERIC Number: ED319449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Transfers to Maryland Four-Year Institutions. Research Brief RB90-11.
Clagett, Craig A.; Huntington, Robin B.
Information gathered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission's (MHEC's) automated student tracking system is analyzed to assess the transfer rate and academic performance of Prince George's Community College (PGCC) transfers to four-year institutions in Maryland. The first section examines the number of transfers from PGCC, providing a breakdown according to which schools students transferred to; full-/part-time status; ethnicity; and field of study. In addition, transfer rates from PGCC to Maryland four-year colleges and universities are examined from fall-to-fall for the years 1980 through 1989. The next section looks at the percentage of students who transferred, indicating that, according to the MHEC database, 25% of the students who entered PGCC in 1982 as full-time students had transferred within four years, compared to 24% of the 1983 entrants and 21% of the 1984 entrants. Findings from a 1984 study conducted by the Maryland Community College Research Group and the State Board for Community Colleges are also analyzed, suggesting that 33% of the PGCC respondents reported having transferred. The next four sections looks at PGCC student performance at Maryland senior institutions in general and at the University of Maryland (UM) at College Park, UM Baltimore County, and Bowie State University. Comparative data on transfers from other community colleges are included. Findings from a 1988 graduate follow-up survey are presented next, including information on graduates' ratings of their preparation for transfer and goal achievement. After a section on reverse transfers from Maryland four-year colleges to PGCC, concluding observations raise questions about the calculation of transfer rates and other research needs. (VVC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Trends, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Majors (Students), State Surveys, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland