ERIC Number: ED360035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
JCCC Transfer Students: Their Destinations and Achievements. 1992-1993.
Soltz, Donald F.
In order to determine the number of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) students transferring to four-year institutions and their academic performance at the institutions, records were obtained from 10 of 11 regional institutions most often accepting JCCC transfers. In addition, questionnaires were mailed to the 1,403 JCCC students who completed at least 6 credit hours and transferred to four-year institutions between summer 1991 and spring 1992 . A total of 349 former students responded, for a response rate of 25%. Major findings from the survey and the analysis included the following: (1) the 1,403 students who transferred between summer 1991 and spring 1992 represented 29% of the students who could have transferred; (2) 71% of transfers attended either Kansas State University or the University of Kansas, with the remainder of students enrolled primarily in Kansas and Missouri institutions; (3) 77% of respondents indicated that their primary educational objective had been preparation for transfer, with 92% responding that they had achieved their ultimate objective at JCCC; (4) the transfer students had an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 at JCCC and an overall GPA of 2.59 at their four-year institutions; (5) in 8 out of 10 institutional quality ratings, more students were satisfied with JCCC than with their four-year institution; and (6) most students felt that JCCC helped them improve in such skill areas as communication, arts and sciences, and self-confidence. Detailed data tables and the survey instrument are included. (MAB)
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; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.