ERIC Number: ED352087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Yet Another Look at Transfer: Oakton Students & Bachelor's Degree Recipients at Illinois Public Universities.
Bers, Trudy H.
In an effort to examine student transfer behavior from Oakton College (OC) in Des Plaines, Illinois, to public universities in the state, OC obtained from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), a dataset of all students who received a bachelor's degree from an Illinois public university between 1980 and 1988, and then matched social security numbers from the IBHE dataset with all students on OC data files beginning in fall 1970, the first semester OC was open. When a match was found, selected demographic data were pulled from the OC dataset to create a new dataset providing the number and characteristics of OC students earning bachelor's degrees during the period 1980-1988. Study findings included the following: (1) 6,489 OC students received a bachelor's degree from an Illinois public university during between 1980 and 1988, representing 3 out of every 100 bachelor degree recipients; (2) 53% of the bachelor's degree recipients who had attended OC were female, 92% were white, and only 7% were above age 30 when they completed their degrees; (3) 1,678 students were in attendance at OC after receiving their bachelor's degrees; of this group, 612 also attended OC before receiving their bachelor's degrees; (4) 43% of the study population attended OC for just one semester, with 64% of these attending during a summer term; and (5) of the 669 students for whom academic records were available, 74% (n=496) earned associate degrees before transferring, and of these, 105 were earned through career programs. A review of other transfer study methodologies, a discussion of study and data limitations, and detailed data tables are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakton Community Coll., Des Plaines, IL. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois