ERIC Number: ED333960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Effectiveness and the Transfer Function in the San Diego Community College District.
Armstrong, William B.; Takahata, Gail
Designed to update the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) Board of Trustees and Chancellor on district transfer activities, this report offers information on the number and characteristics of SDCCD students who transferred to San Diego State University (SDSU) in fall 1989, and outlines broader issues concerning transfer. Introductory sections provide a brief description of the definitions of transfer proposed by the National Effective Transfer Consortium and the Transfer Assembly and argue for the adoption and application of a consistent definition in the district. The next section explains the methods by which SDCCD student data were matched with SDSU data to determine the number and characteristics of district transfers. A discussion section offers a profile of transfer students, considers findings related to transfer and ethnicity, and offers data on pre- and post-transfer grade point averages (GPA's), transfer credits, and performance of transfer students. Selected findings include the following: (1) the "typical" SDCCD transfer student was a Caucasian female between the ages of 20 and 24, attending SDSU on a full-time basis, while the "typical" SDCCD student (also a Caucasian female) was more likely to be 35 years of age or older and attending part-time; (2) almost 77% of the transfer students identified "transfer" as their educational objective, compared to 51% of the general SDCCD student population; (3) the academic performance of transfer students at SDSU was on par with "native" California State University students; and (4) Caucasian and Asian students were somewhat overrepresented in the transfer group, while Latino and African-American students were slightly underrepresented. The final sections review trends and findings and offer recommendations concerning the improvement of data collection efforts and educational equity goals. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Mobility, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Minority Groups, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.