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ERIC Number: ED324083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
CCP Transfer Student Retention Patterns at Temple. An Updated Report. Institutional Research Report #48.
In 1986, an outcomes study was conducted of 1,731 former students of the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) who had matriculated at Temple University between fall 1979 and fall 1985. Two years after this initial tracking study, Temple provided updated information on CCP transfer student retention at the university as of fall 1988. Students were categorized by one of five areas of study at CCP: general studies; transfer-related curricula; business curricula; allied health curricula; and community service credit students. Temple retention outcomes were also compared for CCP graduates, non-graduates with 24 or more credits, and non-graduates with fewer than 24 credits. Study findings included the following: (1) the largest proportion of transfer students (43%) were enrolled in general studies curriculum at CCP, while allied health students (2.4%) made up the lowest transfer percentage; (2) former CCP students' graduation rates from Temple had increased by 12.2% from 1986 to 36.2% in 1988; (3) students who had been in transfer-related curricula at CCP had the highest graduation rates (43.1%) from Temple; (4) CCP graduates and CCP students who left CCP with 24+ credits had nearly identical Temple graduation rates (36.8% and 37.9% respectively); and (5) nearly three-quarters of the former CCP students experienced positive retention and/or graduation outcomes at Temple. (GFW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Credits, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Followup Studies, Outcomes of Education, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Universities, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.