ERIC Number: ED340430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Model for Deriving the Transfer Rate. Report of the Transfer Assembly Project.
Jones, Enid B., Ed.
In 1989, a joint project was undertaken by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, the National Center for Academic Achievement and Transfer, the Center on Community College Education, and the Center for the Study of Community Colleges to disseminate data and research findings on the transfer of two-year college students to four-year institutions. Part I of this report on the Transfer Assembly Project contains an article, by Arthur M. Cohen, which outlines the process of deriving a valid formula for calculating transfer rates and presents the rates obtained by applying that formula to data supplied by a sample of 114 community colleges. Transfer rates were calculated by dividing the total number of students who entered the two-year college in a given year, who had no prior college experience, and who completed at least 12 college credit units into the number of that group who took one or more classes at a university within 4 years. Applying this formula, about half of the entrants with no prior college experience completed at least four courses at the two-year college, and of those, one-fourth transferred. Part II, by Jim Palmer and Joe Reish, presents findings from interviews with representatives from 49 of the colleges involved in the project, regarding the methods they used to collect the transfer data and the problems they encountered. A 43-item resource bibliography is included. (PAA)
Descriptors: College Credits, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Educational Mobility, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Research, Mathematical Formulas, Models, Questionnaires, Research Utilization, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Universities
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.