ERIC Number: ED405061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
JCCC Transfer Students: Their Destinations and Achievements.
Duckwall, Julia M.
A study was undertaken at Johnson County Community College (JCCC), in Kansas, to determine the experiences of students who transferred from JCCC to four-year institutions between summer 1993 and spring 1995. A sample of transfer students was obtained from responses to postcards sent to former students and records obtained from regional institutions most often accepting JCCC students. Questionnaires were then mailed to 1,637 former students identified through these means as those who had completed at least 6 credit hours at JCCC. A total of 547 former students responded, for a response rate of 33%. Major findings included the following: (1) the University of Kansas and Kansas State University received 77% of JCCC transfers; (2) 83.2% of the respondents indicated that their primary educational objective at JCCC had been preparation for transfer; (3) respondents rated JCCC higher than their transfer institution with respect to quality of instruction, facilities and equipment, and convenience of class scheduling, but lower with respect to variety of courses, advisement and counseling, and job placement services; (4) 98% indicated that they had achieved their ultimate objective at JCCC; (5) 93.6% indicated that they would recommend JCCC to friends; and (6) most of the respondents had at least a "B" grade point average at JCCC prior to transferring, while 16.6% had earned mostly "A's" and 30.5% had earned "A's" and "B's." The survey instrument is appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.