ERIC Number: ED332743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Preparation and Transition: The Transfer Relationship between Lane Community College and the University of Oregon.
Kempner, Ken; And Others
In 1991, a survey was sent to a random sample of University of Oregon (UO) students who had attended Lane Community College (LCC) between winter 1988 and spring 1990. The purpose of the survey was to investigate the perceptions and opinions of former LCC students concerning their community college and transfer experiences. Major findings, based on a 20% response rate (N=305), included the following: (1) the most frequently cited primary reasons for choosing to attend LCC were cost (31%), location (17%), to gain confidence (11%), and desired courses and programs offered (10%); (2) secondary reasons for choosing to attend UO were the courses and programs offered (41%) and location (32%); (3) the respondents' mean high school grade point average (GPA) was 3.18, while their mean LCC GPA was 3.42; (4) 81% of the respondents reported that they had not earned a two-year degree before transferring to UO; (5) nearly 30% reported that some of the credits they had earned at LCC were not transferable to UO; (6) 77% were pleased with the academic preparation they had received at LCC and would recommend that a friend attend the college and then transfer to UO; and (7) 55% felt that classes at LCC had been moderately difficult. Common responses to open-ended questions are provided, and the 64-item survey is attached. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Choice, College Credits, College Environment, College Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Quality, Followup Studies, Grade Point Average, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Div. of Educational Policy and Management.