ERIC Number: ED361015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Transfer Student Survey, 1993.
Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH. Office of Institutional Planning and Research.
A study was conducted of 1991 graduates of Sinclair Community College (SCC) in Ohio to determine how many graduates had subsequently attended four-year institutions, how well these students had performed at the senior institutions, and the extent to which students believed their experiences at SCC had prepared them for their baccalaureate endeavors. Where applicable, results were compared with findings from a pilot study of 1990 graduates. Surveys were sent to all 1,249 graduates. Of these, 392 provided usable responses for a 31.4% response rate. Among the 392 respondents, 136 (34.7%) had transferred to a four-year institution. Study findings, for respondents who had transferred, included the following: (1) among respondents, 66.9% were still enrolled at the four-year school, as compared to 83% of 1990 respondents; (2) 20% of the respondents did not make a decision to transfer until after leaving SCC, while 46.7% had planned to transfer when they enrolled initially at SCC; (3) 101 respondents had seen an academic advisor while at SCC, and 50% were very satisfied with the advising; (4) 13% of the respondents lost more than 21 credit hours during transfer, as compared to 29% of 1990 respondents; (5) only 6.7% of the respondents felt they were less prepared academically than their classmates at the four-year schools; (6) 77.5% of the respondents reported that their grade point averages had stayed in the same or increased after transferring; and (7) close to 93% of the respondents indicated that, if they had to do it over, they would start at SCC before transferring. Data tables, open-ended responses, differences among technical-program versus non-technical program respondents, and the survey instrument are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Advising, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Grade Point Average, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Participant Satisfaction, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH. Office of Institutional Planning and Research.