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ERIC Number: ED325153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Calculations of a Community College Transfer Rate. Research Brief RB91-3.
Clagett, Craig A.
Determining "what percentage of community college students transfer" requires clarification of such questions as which students should be included in the calculation, how many hours should the student earn at the community college before transferring, and how long should the students be followed. At Prince George's Community College, transfer rates were calculated for 1984 entering students whose stated goal was to transfer, students who were enrolled in transfer degree programs, full- and part-time students, and program graduates. Study findings included the following: (1) 27% of PGCC's fall 1984 entrants had transferred to a senior institution by spring 1988; (2) of those who had earned at least 12 hours at PGCC, the transfer rate was 36%; (3) 65% of those students earning at least 12 hours at PGCC with transfer as their goal had transferred within 4 years of PGCC entry; (4) this rate increased to 73% for those who attended PGCC full time; (5) students who completed at least 12 hours at PGCC, attended full time in a transfer curriculum, and had a transfer goal had a 74.3% transfer rate; (6) PGCC program graduates had a 59% transfer rate; and (7) nearly 77% of those who graduated from PGCC transfer programs and had transfer goals had transferred, compared to a statewide average of 82%. (GFW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.