ERIC Number: ED408929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer Behavior among Beginning Postsecondary Students: 1989-94. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports. Statistical Analysis Report.
McCormick, Alexander C.; Carroll, C. Dennis
This report analyzes patterns of undergraduate transfer behavior of students who entered postsecondary education during the academic year 1989-90. Data were derived from the spring 1994 follow-up of the 1990 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study. The report notes that attendance at multiple institutions is widespread: at 4-year institutions almost half of beginning students enrolled elsewhere within 5 years, although only 25 percent transferred; and at community colleges, 25 percent were identified as working toward a bachelor's degree. The report data, which are summarized in 9 figures and 28 tables, and the discussion cover the following areas: (1) definition of transfer; (2) the general phenomenon of attendance at multiple institutions; (3) transfer activity in general; (4) transfer from 4-year institutions; (5) transfer from public 2-year to 4-year institutions; and (5) transfer activities, controlling for background. Three appendixes provide reference tables, a glossary, and technical notes and methodology. (Contains 12 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Attendance Patterns, College Attendance, College Credits, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Mobility, Enrollment, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Public Colleges, Statistical Analysis, Student Mobility, Transfer Students, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
U.S.Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study