ERIC Number: ED409960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Frederick Community College Transfer Tracking System and Successful Transfer Survey, Volume III, Fall 1994-Spring 1996.
Holton, James M.
The Transfer Tracking System at Maryland's Frederick Community College (FCC) is designed to monitor the effectiveness of the college's transfer function by keeping track of student requests for transcripts to be sent to other institutions. Using this system, a study was undertaken at FCC to determine outcomes for the college's transfer function for fall 1994 to spring 1996. In 1994-95, 2,174 transcripts were requested and 430 students were confirmed as having transferred, while 2,509 transcripts were requested and 466 students enrolled in 1995-96. For 1996, FCC's transfer rate was calculated at 39% based on the number of students who indicated an intent to transfer, earned at least 12 credits in unduplicated credit enrollment, and transferred successfully. Finally, averaged findings from surveys conducted of transfers from 1990 to 1996 included the following: (1) the average age of transfer students was 25.1, compared 28.8 for all FCC students, and only 5.7% were minorities, compared to 12.2% of FCC students; (2) 96.4% of the transfer students were satisfied or very satisfied with the transfer process, compared to 84.6% for academic advising and 77.2% for specific transfer advising; and (3) 49.2% of the students reported losing no credits in transfer, while 83% reported losing less than seven. Data tables, a list of courses that were reported as not transferring, and student comments to open-ended questions are attached. (TGI)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Frederick Community Coll., MD.