ERIC Number: ED354022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
JCCC Transfer Students: Their Destinations and Achievements.
Soltz, Donald F.
In order to determine the number of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) students transferring to four-year institutions, records were obtained from 11 of 14 regional institutions most often accepting JCCC transfers. In addition, all JCCC students who had requested transcripts sent to a four-year institution between 1989 and 1990 were sent a brief survey on their educational status, backgrounds, experiences, and perceptions. A total of 335 surveys were returned. The two methods yielded a list of 1,645 former JCCC students who had transferred to four-year schools between summer 1990 and spring 1991. This represented 34% of the 3,552 students who were eligible for transfer (i.e., who left JCCC after spring 1990 with six or more credits). Major findings of the mail survey and analysis of academic records included the following: (1) the majority of JCCC transfer students transferred to institutions in Kansas and Missouri; (2) over 75% of the survey respondents indicated that their primary educational objective at JCCC had been preparation for transfer; (3) the 1,645 transfer students earned a mean cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.91 (4-point scale) in their JCCC courses, and 2.64 at their four-year institutions; (4) in 8 out of 10 institutional quality ratings, more students were satisfied with JCCC than with their four-year institutions; (5) receiving the most favorable ratings at JCCC were quality of instruction, convenience of class scheduling, and helpfulness of faculty; and (6) over half of the respondents indicated that JCCC had helped them develop communication skills, knowledge of arts and sciences, and greater self-confidence. Detailed data tables and the survey instrument are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.