ERIC Number: ED407996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Tracking Student Credit Hour Generation and Transfer Success from Gainesville College to System Senior Institutions: Fall of 1990 to Fall of 1995.
Hamilton, John M.
In 1990, a study was conducted to investigate the five-year transfer patterns of students who entered Gainesville College, a public two-year unit of the University System of Georgia, during the fall of 1990 as they matriculated to public baccalaureate-granting institutions within the state. A variety of student cohorts were followed from fall 1990 to the end of fall 1995, including: students who started with remedial needs, male and female populations, students with and without associate degrees, traditional versus nontraditional age (25 and over) entering students, credit hours earned at the starting college, business administration majors, and high school college preparatory students. Highlights include the following: (1) 26% (n=150) earned associate degrees at the college with 91 of the degrees earned by females and 132 earned by students less than 25; (2) 35.8% (n=205) did not earn over 15 academic credits at the College within five years of entering the college; (3) of the 208 who transferred, 51% (n=106) of the transfer activity from the college occurred over the second year and 83.7% (n=174) occurred over the third year; and (4) the transfer rate for those with three remedial requirements were 15.3% (n=15). Extensive data tables are included. (HAA)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Business Administration, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Credits, Higher Education, Remedial Instruction, Sex Differences, Special Needs Students, Student Characteristics, Student Mobility, Tables (Data), Transfer Rates (College), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gainesville Coll., GA. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.