ERIC Number: ED345811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Academic Performance of PVCC Students Transferring to Virginia Public Senior Institutions of Higher Education, 1990-91. PVCC Institutional Research Brief. Brief No. 92-3.
Head, Ronald B.
Following a legislative mandate that required public four-year colleges and universities in Virginia to report the academic progress of community college transfer students, seven senior institutions submitted data to Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) on the progress of PVCC transfer students. According to the submitted data, 176 PVCC students transferred to one of the following senior institutions: George Mason University; James Madison University (JMU); Longwood College; Old Dominion University; the University of Virginia (UVa); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI); and Virginia Commonwealth University. Analyses of the information provided by the four-year institutions revealed the following: (1) 37.5% of the transfer students were graduates of PVCC; (2) academically, PVCC transfer students performed about as well as all students at public senior institutions in Virginia; (3) the majority of PVCC transfers to Virginia public senior institutions of higher education in 1990-91 transferred to UVa (40.9%) or JMU (22.7%); (4) for all PVCC transfers, the average grade point average (GPA) was 2.927; (5) for all PVCC programs except nursing, students' GPA's at the four-year institutions were lower than those at PVCC; (6) GPA data suggested that PVCC transferred not only the most students to UVa, but also its best students; and (6) at VPI, PVCC transfers did not perform as well academically as other students. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.