ERIC Number: ED361038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Transfer Rates of Business Administration Majors at a Two-Year College.
Hamilton, John M.
Two studies were performed to examine the transfer rates of first-time freshmen in the Business Administration (BA) major at a public two-year college to senior colleges or universities in the University System of Georgia (USG). The first study tracked students for 4 years, beginning in fall 1988, and the second study tracked students for 3 years, beginning in fall 1989. Students being tracked were divided into four groups: those who had declared BA as their major, those who had earned a BA associate degree over the 3- and 4-year study periods, and both of the previous groups further limited to those students who had completed 60 or more credit hours at a two-year college and had received a "C" or better in Accounting, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics. Results of the study included: (1) transfer rates for BA majors were 37% for the 3-year study and 38% for the 4-year study; (2) within 3 years of starting at a two-year college, over 70% of BA majors with associate degrees had transferred to an institution in the USG, compared with 82% after 4 years; (3) 60% of BA students who had completed 60 or more units and had received a "C" or better in Accounting, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics transferred after 3 years, and 68% had transferred after 4 years; and (4) BA graduates with a "C" or better average in their major classes reached a 4-year transfer rate of 87%. (Contains 14 references.) (MAB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Business Administration Education, Cohort Analysis, College Credits, College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Mobility, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, State Universities, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gainesville Coll., GA. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.