ERIC Number: ED361048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona Student Success: A Comparative Study of Community College Transfer, Four-Year College Transfer, and Native University Students. A Final Report to the State, Its Leadership, and Its Citizens.
Bogart, Quentin J.; Price, M. J.
To develop a comprehensive picture of successful Arizona community college transfer students and to determine differences between two-year college transfer, four-year college transfer, and native university students, a study was conducted of the characteristics, goals, and outcomes of students graduating with a baccalaureate degree from four major Arizona universities. Questionnaires were mailed to 930 students who received a baccalaureate degree in spring 1990, and usable responses were received from 519 graduates of whom 176 were identified as community college transfers, 11 as four-year college transfers, and 332 as native university students. Analyses of the responses revealed the following: (1) for community college transfer students, common objectives for attending their college were to take a program to prepare for transfer (25.1%), earn a transfer degree (24.6%), and earn a bachelor's degree (16.4%); (2) 164 of the community college transfer students were "very satisfied" with their transfer education, with females giving slightly higher ratings than males; (3) the most frequently cited factors for choosing a transfer institution were location (88%) and cost efficiency (82%), while factors in baccalaureate university selection included location (94%) and academic reputation (93%); and (4) mean final semester grade point averages were 3.31 for two-year college transfers, 3.23 for native students, and 3.06 for four-year college transfers. Detailed results, correspondence, and the survey instrument are appended. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bachelors Degrees, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Mobility, Grades (Scholastic), Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Motivation, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona