ERIC Number: ED360023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Academic Performance of PVCC Students Transferring to Virginia Public Senior Institutions of Higher Education (1991-92). Research Report Number 4-93 and PVCC Institutional Brief No. 93-6.
Head, Ronald B.
Following a legislative mandate that requires public four-year colleges and universities in Virginia to report to community colleges the academic progress of their transfer students, eight senior institutions submitted progress data for 1991-92 to Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC). An analysis of those data revealed the following: (1) 306 former PVCC students were enrolled in Virginia public four-year institutions, including 135 (44.1%) PVCC graduates; (2) 55.8% (n=121) of the transfer students continued studying their PVCC major after transfer; (3) the PVCC instructional program with the largest number of transfers was Business Administration, making up 24.2% (n=74) of all transfer students; (4) Liberal Arts (23.9%) and General Studies (12.1%) accounted for the next largest percentages of transfers; (5) 1991-92 PVCC transfers attempted an average of 36 credits at the four-year institutions, completed an average of 34 credits, and earned an average of 81 total credits at all schools attended; (6) the average grade point average (GPA) for the 1991-92 transfers at the four-year schools was 2.813, while the average pre-transfer PVCC GPA was 3.267; and (7) students who transferred before graduating PVCC performed academically about as well as PVCC graduates, although students who kept their major at the four-year institution performed slightly better than those who did not. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia