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ERIC Number: ED361038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gainesville Coll., GA. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.
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