ERIC Number: ED363385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer Rates and Academic Performance of Delta College Students.
Evans, John W.
In an effort to define and test a practical methodology to measure community college transfer rates, the California College Chief Executive Officers commissioned the California Transfer Rate Study (CTRS). The CTRS calculated transfer rates for 65 participating community colleges by measuring the number of exiting students (i.e., not returning for the next term) who transferred to a four-year institution within one year. San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC) was one of the CTRS participants, and comparative transfer statistics for the 1988-90 period were calculated for the college based on CTRS findings for students who had accumulated at least 12 units and the Academic Performance Report of the California State University (CSU) system. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) SJDC showed an average spring transfer rate of 13%, compared to 10% for all the CTRS colleges; (2) of 11 colleges of comparable size, SJDC's transfer rate ranked sixth for the spring and ninth for the fall for the study period; (3) males and females at SJDC transferred at about the same rate (12% and 13%, respectively); (4) transfer rates for ethnic groups at the college were 14% for Whites, 13% for Asians, 10% for Hispanics, and 7% for Blacks; (5) 9 out of 10 SJDC students who transferred to CSU persisted into the following semester; and (6) on average, SJDC transfer students at CSU had higher grade point averages than both transfers from other community colleges and CSU native students. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Articulation (Education), College Attendance, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Mobility, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Research Methodology, State Surveys, Success, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: San Joaquin Delta Coll., Stockton, CA.