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ERIC Number: ED425669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer Students.
Occasional Research Brief, v98 n3 May 1998
This research brief presents data on transfer students in the University of Wisconsin (UW) system, with emphasis on student access, enrollment, and outcomes. Among the findings are the following: (1) The number of transfer students enrolled in the UW system reached a 10-year high of 9,684 in fall 1996, followed by a slight decline in fall 1997; (2) the increase in the number of transfer students consisted primarily of students transferring from institutions outside the UW system rather than between UW institutions; (3) one in four of degree-seeking entering undergraduates each year is a transfer student and one-third of bachelors degree recipients in the UW system entered the degree-granting institution as a transfer student; (4) one year after transfer, 28 percent of students had grade point averages (GPAs) in the 3.0-3.49 range and 22 percent had GPAs in the 3.5-4.0 range; and (5) of entering transfer students in 1991, 58 percent graduated within five years or were retained into the sixth year. Individual sections of the report detail findings for transfer student access, enrollment, and outcomes. Tables in the main body and appended provide additional data. (DB)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Office of Policy Analysis and Research.