ERIC Number: ED343638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Undergraduate Education: Transfer and Articulation.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Part of a series of reports on undergraduate education in Illinois, this report focuses on transfer and articulation. The first section examines trends in transfer and after-transfer retention to baccalaureate degree completion of students who transferred from public community colleges to public universities. The second section traces the evolution of state policies and practices for improving the transfer process for students and for articulating programs and courses in response to actual and perceived impediments. The third section describes initiatives undertaken since the deliberation of a committee designed to increase the number and success of students completing baccalaureate degrees. Finally, the fourth section draws conclusions from this information and suggests steps to improve student transfer and subsequent baccalaureate completion. Findings presented in the report include the following: (1) 63% of the students who transferred into an upper-division school graduated within 4 years of transferring; (2) overall, Illinois students who transferred from community colleges to public universities did as well or better than transfer students in other states; (3) significantly fewer Black and Hispanic students transferred into the upper division, completed an associate in arts or associate in science degree prior to transfer, and graduated within 4 years of transfer in proportion to their numbers than the overall transfer population; and (4) between fall 1987 and fall 1991, while the total number of students who transferred from a community college to a public university increased by 14%, the number of Black transfers increased by 17%, and the number of Hispanic transfers increased by 48%. In addition to the findings, recent initiatives aimed at improving transfer and articulation are described. An appendix provides board policies on transfer and articulation. (10 tables/charts/figures). (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Minority Groups, State Boards of Education, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois