ERIC Number: ED327258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Riverside Community College Students Who Transferred to the California State University.
Riverside Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research and Planning.
Based on information obtained from the California State University (CSU) system, and the California Postsecondary Education Commission, this report examines Riverside Community College (RCC) students who transferred to CSU, focusing on the period between 1985 and 1989. The study presents data on the total numbers of California Community Colleges (CCC) transfer students from 1970 to 1989, the numbers of RCC students transferring during this same period, CSU campus of transfer, total upper-division and lower-division transfers from 1985 to 1989, grade point averages (GPA's) earned at CSU from 1985 to 1989, field of study, and total transfer student percentages by ethnicity. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) while RCC experienced a 17% drop in the number of students transferring to CSU between 1975 and 1989, all CCC's had a 21% decline during the same period; (2) between fall 1986 and fall 1987, RCC had a 19% increase in the number of CSU transfers, while the CCC system as the whole experienced a 2% increase; (3) about 80% of all RCC and CCC transfers to CSU were admitted to the upper division; (4) in fall 1986, RCC upper-division transfers to CSU had a 2.79 GPA at RCC, which rose to 2.84 after transferring to CSU; and (5) for the last four years, RCC upper-division transfers have had higher GPA's upon transferring to CSU than either all CCC transfers or CSU natives. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, College Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Background, Enrollment Trends, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), State Universities, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Riverside Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research and Planning.