ERIC Number: ED356011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Transfer Function within SUNY Community Colleges and Technical Colleges.
Fadale, LaVerna M.; Martinez, Ernest A.
A study was conducted to generate a profile of the movement of State University of New York (SUNY) two-year college students to four-year institutions. In addition, out-of-state and in-state independent institutions, identified as frequent recipients of transfers from SUNY two-year colleges, were surveyed to determine the types of transferee data regularly available from these schools which could serve as the basis for future research. A third intended outcome of the study was the development of a generic follow-up survey form by collecting samples of transfer student follow-up surveys used by members of the SUNY Transfer Counselors Association. Information was collected through surveys, consultations, interviews, and reviews of the literature and data summaries. SUNY transfer student findings included the following: (1) in 1988, a total of 843 more students transferred out of than into New York State colleges; (2) in fall 1990, 5,330 SUNY transfer students were enrolled in 97 in-state independent two-year and four-year institutions and specialized institutions, 320 in City University of New York (CUNY) two- and four-year institutions, and 417 in proprietary schools; (3) among 1990 SUNY associate degree recipients, a total of 32.4% transferred, including 19.5% to other SUNY institutions, .3% to CUNY, 8.6% to in-state independent colleges, .09% to in-state proprietary institutions, and 3.9% to out-of-state schools; and (4) 19 SUNY Transfer Counselors Association members provided their follow-up survey forms, indicating the most commonly used items were on employment status, salary, and current college enrollment. Detailed lists of in-state and out-of-state institutions receiving SUNY transfer students and the numbers of transfers received, a copy of the generic student transfer follow-up survey form developed from the survey, and information on student data available at recipient colleges are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Research, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Student Behavior, Technical Institutes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office for Community Colleges.; State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: New York