ERIC Number: ED390484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Transfer Eligible Rate: Longitudinal Results of a Companion Measure to the Transfer Rate.
Rasor, Richard A.; Barr, James E.
A project was conducted at American River College, in California, to develop and apply a transfer eligibility measure as a companion to the college's transfer rate. The transfer eligible rate is calculated by dividing the number of transfer directed students by those who are transfer eligible. In the original model, transfer directed students were defined as new freshmen with no prior college units who completed at least six credit units by the end of their first academic year and successfully completed transfer-level English writing and math courses at any time during a specified period. Transfer eligible students were defined as those who met the definition of transfer directed and who also successfully completed 56 or more transfer-level units within a specified period of time with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher in transfer courses. Using the model, outcomes were determined for all 10,782 freshmen in fall semesters from 1987 through 1991, finding that 1,618 met the definition of transfer directed, while 1,089 of these met the definition of transfer eligible. A transfer eligible rate of 67.3% was thus calculated for the college. A second analysis using a model that defined transfer directed students as those who had indicated transfer as a goal achieved a similar eligible rate of 66.6%. As a result, the model's definition of transfer directed students was altered to those who have successfully passed university-level English and math courses. Data tables are included. (TGI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), College English, College Mathematics, College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Eligibility, Higher Education, Research Methodology, Student Educational Objectives, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: American River Coll., Sacramento, CA. Office of Research and Development.