ERIC Number: ED375884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
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A Profile of CCP (Community College of Philadelphia) Transfer Students Enrolled at [the] State System of Higher Education Universities during the Fall 1993 Semester. Institutional Research Report No. 79.
Grosset, Jane; Estrada, Daniel
A study was conducted at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) to examine characteristics and outcomes for 216 former students who had transferred to State System of Higher Education (SSHE) universities in fall 1993. The SSHE universities provided data on the students regarding major, credits transferred, current enrollment status, cumulative grade point average (GPA), gender, race, and age. In addition, CCP collected information from the institutional database on graduation status, number of semesters enrolled, and cumulative credits earned at CCP. Study findings included the following: (1) while females comprised approximately two-thirds of the student body at CCP, only 48.1% of the transfers were female; (2) 79.2% of the transfer students were between 18 and 25 years of age, 9.3% were between 26 and 30, 7.3% were between 31 and 40, and 4.2% were 41 or older; (3) 48.4% of the students were White, while 45.6% were Black; (4) an average of 68 credits were transferred; (5) 62.8% earned a GPA between 2.0 and 2.99 at the transfer university, while 19.6% earned a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0, and 17.6% between 0 and 1.99; (6) at CCP, 55.5% of the transfers had earned a GPA between 2.0 and 2.99, 36.6% between 3.0 and 4.0, and 7.9% between 0 and 1.99; (7) over half of the students had enrolled at CCP for 4 to 8 semesters, and 30.1% had earned either an associate degree or certificate prior to transfer; and (8) the most common programs of study at SSHE universities were education, business, and social science programs. Data tables are included. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.