ERIC Number: ED341350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Enrollment and Graduation Patterns of Undergraduates Transferring to UC Davis: 1976-1991. Research Synopsis No. 45.
California Univ., Davis. Office of Student Affairs Research and Information.
A study was done of transfer students entering the University of California (Davis) from Fall 1976 through Spring 1991. "Transfers" are students who enter with at least sophomore standing (more than 40 transfer units), are identified by undergraduate admissions as advanced standing, or whose source school is not a high school. Study of transfer students' enrollment patterns found that: (1) of new undergraduates to Davis 38 percent were transfers; (2) of all Black, American Indian, Chicano and Latino students at Davis from 1976 to 1990, 36 percent were transfers; (3) transfer patterns differed only slightly by gender; (4) among 1990 transfers, 70 percent entered as juniors; (5) among transfers who enrolled from 1980 through 1990, 66 percent came from community colleges; and (6) in 1990, 728 students entered with Transfer Admission Agreements. Over all the proportion of transfer students has declined. The proportion of non-White transfer students has grown slowly. For graduation rates the study found that almost three-quarters of transfer students earn degrees at Davis; Asian and White students have the highest graduation rates, and those transferring as juniors graduate at rates higher than those who enter as freshmen or sophomores. The type of institution attended before transferring to Davis did not appear to influence educational outcomes. Transfer students were found, as were all undergraduates, to take more time to complete degrees than in earlier years. Included are eight displays, and seven tables. (JB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Asian Americans, Black Students, College Freshmen, College Graduates, College Juniors, College Sophomores, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Continuation Students, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Prior Learning, School Holding Power, Student Mobility, Transfer Policy, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Office of Student Affairs Research and Information.